Thursday, March 11, 2010

Smooth (e)

I'm on a smoothie kick. And, these aren't just normal smoothies. If you know me, I have to make them super nutritious and they have to have a certain value to them... otherwise, pointless!!

Anyway... thought I'd share.

This is one I made yesterday. Sounds gross (actually all of these do...) But believe me.... so delicious.

Smoothie 1: (the point of this smoothie was to just have another way to get in my daily avocado)
1 avocado
2 cu milk (any kind...I use rice)
2 tbsp honey or agave syrup

blend, add a little ice. SOOO good!! Tastes like a milkshake

Smoothie 2: (the point of this one is to get in all my green veggies)
2 cu spinach
2 cu cucumber
2 green apples
ginger root (1/2 inch)
lemon juice
lime juice
(to make it sweeter, add a banana or some juice)

blend and drink.

Smoothie 3: (the point of this one is to get proteins, antioxidants, and live cultures)
2 cu milk (any kind... I use rice)
Frozen fruit (I used pomegranate seeds, raspberries, and blueberries)
1/2 cu Kefir
1 tbsp flaxseed oil
1 egg yolk

blend and drink.

*Just to explain...
Kefir is apparently super good for you. It is basically fermented milk... so it has live cultures in it. Kind of like yogurt... only better for you. It tastes bad alone so I don't suggest drinking it straight. Flaxseed oil contains the omega fatty acids we need as well as a bunch of other vitamins. Go HERE to read about flaxseed oil, it's benefits, and why our body needs it. And then... egg yolk. I really try to eat at least 1-2 eggs a day because of how good they are for us. One good way to get that in is by mixing it in a smoothie because, surprisingly, you can't even tell it's in there. It's a great way to get a healthy, lean protein for the day. Just a tip though... you want to just eat the egg yolk raw and not the white. Separate the yolk before you put it in. Egg whites raw have some things in them you don't want to eat... although I do suggest cooking it up and eating it with your smoothie!!

That's about it!!

I'll share more if I come up with more :)

1 comment:

  1. Laura,have you looked at They have a lot of gluten free recipes. I've never tried them, but thought you might be interested. Kim