Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Whatcha' Cookin' Wednesday - "Super Smoothie"

A long-time staple of our diet is not a food but a drink. A smoothie, to be exact.

Don't discount the smoothie. Seriously, it's a meal.

We started drinking smoothies ages ago but added (flax seed oil) and deleted (fruit juice) ingredients when the kiddos could enjoy them too.

Great for car rides and are very filling. Plus, it's chock-full of carbs, protein, good fats and well, the list of awesomeness is long.

Now, who doesn't have time for a nutrious meal on the go?



3-4 cups soy milk, whole milk or “Green Juice” (see below for Green Juice recipe)

1.5 - 2 cups of fruit (I usually use a handful of strawberries – fresh or frozen – and/or sometimes pop in some apple, mango, kiwi, peaches, bananas, etc. for a little variety... If you choose to use frozen fruit over fresh be sure to get whatever is in season…)

2 Tblsp. flax seed oil (Trader Joe’s sells a really good organic one)

1/8 – ¼ c. organic oats

2 Tblsp. toasted wheat germ (raw wheat germ is too bitter)

2 Tblsp. whole milk “cream on top” organic PLAIN yogurt

Blend on HIGH until smooth, about 2 minutes. Makes about 25 oz.



1 cup of cold water

2-3 apples (whole - seeds, core and all - just cut in quarters)

½ beet

½ bunch of kale.

Blend well in VitaMixer OR run veggies through juicer and add water.

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