Once upon a time, smoothies were a daily staple in my diet. I've WAY slacked off in recent years. I'm not as physically fit as I was four years ago, but I do still try to take decent care of my body.
Although I don't have a smoothie everyday, I do still like for them to be a part of my general diet. I've tried many meal-replacement/protein powders over the past decade, and below is my current favorite.
|I bought this at Whole Foods. The children talked me into getting "vanilla" the last time, but I prefer "plain".|
Too often, smoothies have a gritty texture from the powder. I'm not terribly picky about texture, but grittiness tends to make my throat feel scratchy. A few years ago, I discovered the trick to making a smoothie smoother:
I've found that a couple of slices of avocado will smooth out the texture without altering the flavor. The bonus is that it's a "good fat".
Here's what I had for breakfast yesterday:
|clockwise from left: Yogi Tea's Woman's Energy, this coffee, water, and my smoothie du jour.|
3/4 C almond milk
1/4 C fresh homemade yoghurt
4 frozen strawberries
small chunk fresh ginger root
drizzle of Knudsen's juice
(either this, this, this, or this)
(You may use your own favorite. I'm not a juice drinker, but my children LOVE these, and I prefer them for smoothies when I don't feel like pulling out my juicer - which is often.)
2-3 slices avocado
1 orange, rind removed
handful of ice
If you don't own a high-powered blender, you will need to make your bits of fruit, ginger, and ice smaller, and perhaps blend it in batches.
It feels so nice to have written a non-waffle post.