Green Smoothie, Second Attempt

15-11I am hosting a party tomorrow night where I promised green smoothies. I’m generally a fan of all things green. I think kale juice is delicious. What puts me off is texture; this makes supplements hard for me. I don’t want smoothies to be powdery, and I like them to be smooth, not with little bits that get stuck in your teeth!

I experimented and came up with the recipe below. When I do it again, I will forego the Flax and Chia blend, as it was too ‘nutty’ flavored and added a texture I didn’t love. I ended up adding one of my son’s fruit bars because it wasn’t sweet or icy enough for me without it. Next time, I’ll have frozen berries on hand and extra ice instead.

Overall, this provided an easy nutritional punch.

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Ingredients:

1 cup of raw baby kale

1 kiwi

1 banana

1 cup of ice

1 cup of apple juice

1 scoop  whey protein

1 scoop NYR Organic , Organic Green Complex

2 teaspoons of Carrington Farms Organic Flax & Chia Blend

Optional: 1 Outshine Tangerine Carrot Fruit Bar

Food Experiment: Orange mango protein smoothie

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Smoothie for me, ‘ice cream’ for the two-year old!

Smoothies are a staple of mine.

Pros: lots of fruit or vegetables with minimal effort, easy way to incorporate flax seed, delicious.

Cons: lose  (some of) the benefit of fiber, can be high in calories

With all of this in mind, I experimented today and came up with this Orange Mango Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 peeled orange

1 cup of frozen mango

A handful of ice

half a cup of blueberry flavored kefir (5 grams of protein)

half a scoop of vanilla flavored whey protein (12.5 grams of protein)

a dash of coconut almond milk

4 oz of apple juice (adds 60 calories…didn’t want to add it but was too thick)

1 tbsp. ground flax seed

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I’ve estimated the calorie count of the entire recipe to be about 375 calories. I’m only eating half and saving half to give my son for dessert, which brings the calorie count per serving to less than 200.

It tastes pretty delicious. It’s super tangy and very sweet. I think when I make it next time I will forgo the juice and add more coconut almond milk, which is why I’ve only given it an A-.

Nutritionally, it ticks the boxes for probiotics, omegas, fiber, protein, and vitamins.

(I told you I’d post something ‘frothy after my heavy dream post)