Thursday, April 19, 2012

Real Smooth

This is for Mindie and Shannon...

For Mindie: Here's what I've been putting into my smoothie lately - one half a frozen banana, about an eighth cup of frozen spinach, some mixed fruit (mango, peach, pineapple, strawberry), frozen blueberries, Greek yogurt, raw goat milk, a dash of vanilla, a pinch of stevia, and a tablespoon of Power Food (Organic or wildcrafted spirulina, chlorella, purple dulse, barley grass, wheat grass, spinach, rose hips, orange peel, lemon peel, nutritional yeast, beet root, dandelion leaf, papaya leaf, alfalfa leaf). Sometimes I add ground flax seed, sliced almonds, and/or brown rice (puffed or cooked). I find these make a satisfying breakfast that also sits well early in the day with my touchy system. I'd had the Power Food on hand but hadn't found a way to get it down pleasantly. Directions say to mix it in a glass of water. Did not enjoy it that way. As you might guess it has a very green flavor. But in the smoothie it works. So if you are looking for a vehicle to carry a supplement, the smoothie might work.

For Shannon, a report on the spinach cubes... they worked. Mostly. I blended until it seemed to be running smoothly but when I'd nearly finished my smoothie I found a marble-sized piece of frozen spinach. I think it may have been a fluke. But overall I'd say I had success.

Too bad the color isn't prettier. Something cheerful to match the flavor. But the Power Food pretty much mixes with the blueberries to turn the whole thing into a muddy-looking brew. But tasty? Oh, Yes!

1 comment:

Mrs. Mordecai said...

It sounds good to me! I've done spinach and blackberries before; it gives the same kind of muddy color. Good thing it tastes good!