Friday, April 16, 2010
Lynn's Fabulous Smoothie
Be sure to find a cleanse-friendly protein powder. Many people forget that whey is a dairy derivative and is off limits. Many protein powders are very high in sugar content; some contain gluten. The two I’ve found are Rainbow Light Protein Energizer in Vanilla and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50. My preference is the Manitoba Harvest – it as 15g of protein, 1200 mg omega-3, and 10 essential amino acids. And it tastes better than the Rainbow Light (in my opinion).
Use this recipe as a guideline. I typically cut it in half - a full one is really filling and has more calories. Just add a little more than a half scoop of protein powder, cut the other things in half (except the psyllium - go full strength) and you're good to go. And you can mix and match the fruits - lately I've been using just bananas and blueberries and it's really good. I've also been drinking the green tea separately and not adding it in -makes the smoothie taste more like a shake. Love it! This is a great way to start the day!
Lynn’s Fabulous Smoothie
1 scoop protein powder
½ banana (I use the same portion for the half-smoothie)
1 C unsweetened almond of soy milk
½ C brewed decaffeinated green tea (optional)
¾ C organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
½ C organic raspberries or strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 T psyllium
2-3 packets stevia (to taste)
Pulse to desired smoothness. YUM!!!!!