Now I generally don’t post recipes, or food instructions because Kate is the wizard in the kitchen and I am just a guy who walks by and eats all the bacon.
Today I made a smoothie that is one of the better ones I’ve made. And its photogenic!
I know many people have protein powders and “supplements” in their smoothies after workouts, for me just a nice balance of stuff seems to make me feel good. Down the road I may try some additional protein, but I already eat a pretty protein rich diet so its not like I am missing out on that. 🙂 I have been experimenting a bit with different concoctions. I don’t like real sweet smoothies, and I cant eat bananas. So accordingly this smoothie has no bananas and a bit of acid (lime juice) to balance out the sweet.
- 2 Leafs of green Kale (organic)
- Organic frozen blueberries – enough to cover the blade at the bottom.
- 4 or 5 chunks of frozen pineapple
- 1 whole peeled carrot
- 3 spoonsful of full fat vanilla yogurt
- ~ a tablespoon of flax seed
- 7 or 8 frozen raspberries
- A splash of lime juice
Now… I HATE carrots… I mean truly hate them. And they rock in a smoothie, you cant taste them! The Raspberries impart a nice tartness to the blend and counter the sweetness from the pineapple and blueberries.
And there is lots of good stuff in this… I normally add ginger as well, but yesterday I realized I was ingesting 3x the recommended daily allowance (4gm… I was putting in ~ 12gm of fresh root in each smoothie) of ginger and need to back off a bit 🙂 Ginger gives the smoothie a great warmth and spice. I may start throwing in a little bit of peppers, or maybe a splash of home made Habanero Taquila I have kicking around 😉
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