Smoothies

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Andrea encouraged me to obtain a blender so we could start having smoothies for breakfast. Years ago at a health food store in La I remember making smoothies and not being very impressed but when Andrea asks I try to push my edges. Little did I know I’d start the next month off having one for breakfast every morning and actually enjoying them.

I’ll provide a basic recipe but keep in mind that it’s versatile and you can play with ratios and ingredients depending on what’s available.

Basic recipe for 2 people, about 2 16 oz. glasses:
2 ripe bananas
2 cups pineapple juice
1 cup pomegranata juice
2 scoops whey protein powder
3 tbsp nutritional yeast (B vitamins)
1/2-2/3 cup frozen blueberries
handful of greens (we use whatever we get from @JBGorganic or pick from the garden)
4 tbsp ground flax seeds (I use a spice grinder to process them)

That is the basic smoothie I’ve been making. Additional options and ingredients are nearly infinite. We’ve also used black cherry juice, frozen fruit like strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, mango juice, coconut milk and every green imaginable. Swiss chard and spinach seem to be the most popular.

In the future we hope to buy matcha green tea in bulk and add that to smoothies to enrich it’s antioxidant content. So what about you, what do you like in your smoothies?

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