Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Nutrition Tip of the Day: Smoothie Way to Start The Day

I'm finding that the value of preparing at least one meal a day in smoothie form is a great way to get raw nutrition quickly to the body.  When fruits, vegetables and grains are pureed the body can utilize the nutritional elements sooner.  In addition, its easy to add various ingredients that don't taste very good by themselves and add them into the smoothie where their flavor is masked by the yummy flavor of berries. 

Here is the recipe for the quick, healthy smoothie I make for breakfast most mornings.  It is vegan, gluten and fat free.

First cook your oatmeal.  Put 1/3 cup whole oats and 1 cup water in 1 quart bowl.  Microwave for the amount of time the oatmeal directions advise.

While it is cooking:

In blender add:
1 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk
1 large handful of raw spinich leaves
1 cup fresh berries or 1 cup frozen berries partially thawed
1 scoop soy based protein powder
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon stevia sweetener powder or 1 teaspoon honey
6 ice cubes
Pour in warm oatmeal

Blend on puree setting until mostly smooth.

Serves 1.  Enjoy!

Peace be with you and all that jazz....

This information is provided by my own experience and is my own opinion only.  It is not meant to be utilized as medical advice.

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