Vegan MoFo Day 25 - Smoothies
Smoothies are one of my favorite things. Most days I have one for breakfast. Usually it is chock full of greens and then a couple handfuls of fruit. It's an easy way to start the day with some nutrition. By doing that I start my day with more fruit and veg than the average American eats all day! There are some plant based physicians who eschew smoothies given that they are sort of pre-digested and the body can easily convert them into sugar. I do caution those with blood sugar issues to focus on veg and only a small amount of fruit in theirs to make it palatable.
If you haven't added greens to your smoothie before then I suggest starting with just a handful or two of baby spinach. This is a mild, forgiving green. As you get used to it you can add more or add stronger greens such as Swiss chard, kale, Romaine lettuce, etc. Banana, mango, or other sweet fruit add sweetness. Berries are a nice low sugar addition.
Today I was feeling more decadent though and had a smoothie without greens. One of my faves - banana, peanut butter, and cocoa.
|Smoothie maker - and sauces, soups, etc.|
|Ta da! With reusable straw to boot.|
What are your favorite combos?
|Hazel says - where's mine???|