Inspiration for food and nutrition is not always forth coming and if you are like me, it’s very easy to get stuck in the same old god dam groove, like a turntable needle that gets stuck on an old 45″, going around and around wearing a hole in your soul as it turns a boring friggen beige colour and your eye balls go numb. Not only that, your body does not get any kind of rotation of nutrients that your beige body craves. Your body doesn’t want colour, it NEEDS it! Just like your soul and your mind does. It thrives on change, excitement, new input and different experiences but beige is a reliable suburban ‘go to’ colour . It’s time to take note of the colour (or lack of) on your plate. Brown + white = beige. Beige is a safe + silent killer. Not only for your body, but for your mind and soul (in life). Am I right or am I right? So, why do so many of us take the road we took yesterday, and the day before and the friggen month and year before that? Who knows! But it’s time to get off that boring wagon and delve into the life of colour and smoothies are the perfect tool. Nothing new there. Although about 10 years ago, people would look at you with two heads when you downed a good green protein smoothie. It’s so good things have now changed, finally.
This recipe is not my own, hell, I need inspiration too you know. I picked up a book that literally leaped off the shelf at me two days ago. And after my “Hypothyroid” and “Low Iron” results that have just come in, I also need to get off that band wagon and open up the brain to some different ideas and this recipe is just perfect. Creamy, tasty, not having to think about a new concoction and it takes literally 5 mins to make.
Here it is…
1 medium pear, seeds removed
1/2 organic avocado
50 gms organic broccoli florets
2-4 dates, stones removed
Handful of baby spinach leaves
1 teaspoon fresh organic ginger, peeled and chopped
A good dash of organic chlorella or use spirulina powder if you have on hand
1/2 lemon or lime juice
250 ml almond milk or milk of your choice
(I put in some filtered water also)
What ever you like or have.
I used acidophilus powder and sprinkled over some organic pepita’s
The recipe states you can use:
Organic shredded coconut
Passion fruit pulp
Place everything into a blender (we have a Blendtec blender, which pulverises everything to a silky smooth consistency).
Serve in a glass or bowl with a spoon. Nice and creamy. Just ensure all your ingredients are chilled, if not, ice will be required. I don’t do warm smoothies. Now, I also had about 120 gms of protein with this smoothie as protein is so important, especially when you are exercising. Don’t mix it in, just eat some form of protein afterwards.
Enjoy and ‘consume’ immediately. Sounds rather posh, doesn’t it.
Picture is my own. Recipe taken from a great book called Green Kitchen Smoothies by David Frenkiel + Luise Vindahl. I highly recommend you add it to your kitchen collection.