Look at this healthy lineup! Meet my new morning friends.
I have fallen in love with the Breakfast Smoothie. Recently I got tired of 1. making, 2. eating, 3. digesting a solid breakfast every day. I felt so heavy and full, and my day went downhill from there. Then I remembered SMOOTHIES. I have come up with a 6-ingredient recipe, and I'm enjoying it on most weekdays. It's a summer morning oasis.
Just Six Ingredients:
- Frozen Fruit
- Protein Powder
- Fresh ginger root
- Soy milk
Some details: For frozen fruit I love Wyman's strawberry-blueberry-cherry-kale blend. I also like their strawberry-blueberry-mango blend, or just plain mango. Why so great? I am a big believer in fruit antioxidants and healthy dark pigments from fruits and vegetables. It just feels good to absorb these nutrient-rich foods. I also love ginger—a big breath of fresh air for my inner self (or that's how I picture it). POW! Yummy ginger!
I check non-dairy-milk ingredients for two things: Sugars and Protein. This unsweetened Edensoy milk has the lowest sugar and most protein of all the non-dairy milk options that I saw, including almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, oat milk, and cashew milk. In the search for high-protein "milk," soy won--this one has 12 grams of protein per cup.
I add a scoop of the Brattleboro Food Coop's Show Me the Whey Protein for another 18 g of protein. As a runner and all-around hungry person, I like to front-load my day with PLENTY of protein.
Human beings are something like 1 part human DNA to 10 parts microbacterial DNA. We are densely populated. And we depend on these little guys to digest food for us, help fight off infection, groom our eyebrows, help with our mood, whatnot. So however I can help my crazy beautiful microbiome, I WILL. I open two Brattleboro Food Coop Multi-Flora capsules into every smoothie to give my inner bugs a boost.
I received a Cuisinart Smart Stick with blending cup as a gift recently (LOVE THIS! Thanks mom!). 1 cup of frozen fruit goes into the smoothie cup, then slices of ginger.
Next I put in protein powder and probiotics. I top it off with whole milk yogurt (more probiotics, more protein, more body) and enough soymilk to cover.
Blend blend blend! The Cuisinart Smart Stick is pretty powerful. It takes on clumps of frozen fruit and stringy ginger quite well. A well-blended smoothie takes less than a minute.
So this is the first video I've ever posted, and it is horrible!! It makes me laugh. Basically it's hard to film with a phone in one hand.
Smoothie on the go—we have some handled straw-cups that are perfect for bringing my breakfast to work. Get up, blend, go.
I'm new to the smoothie world, will you tell me more? What are your fave recipes, or smoothie boosters, or required ingredients?
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