Recipes For Super Smoothie and Quinoa Milk
I love smoothies. They are a fast and easy way to get super, nutrient dense food in an efficient manner. I always felt that breakfast was one of the most important meals of the day.
When my children were growing up, I made smoothies for my children almost every morning before they left for school. If they were racing out the door, I knew that they could drink this on the way to school, and it would sustain them until lunch. I didn’t want them going off without some kind of food in their stomach.
Fruity Protein Power Smoothie
1 c. fresh, organic fruit of choice (freshly pitted cherries or blueberries are good)
1½-2 c. organic quinoa milk
1 scoop (4 T.) Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tsp. cold pressed, organic hemp seed oil
1 T. organic, pure coconut oil
2 dates, pitted and softened by soaking them in water for about 20 -30 minutes.
¼ tsp. fresh, soft bee pollen (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Drink at room temperature immediately.
Variation: Substitute a few drops of stevia or ½ tsp. of xylitol for the dates, if you have high blood sugar.
1 vanilla bean or ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. organic, whole (freshly-cooked) quinoa
2 c. non-chlorinated water
Stevia to taste (optional)
Dash of sea salt
- Split vanilla bean and use a sharp knife to scrape out the inside of the bean. Put scrapings in a blender.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well.
- Strain through a nut milk bag, or simply drink it as a thicker version. (The more quinoa you add, the thicker the milk will be.)
- You can omit or use an alternative vanilla flavor for this milk.
Toffee or vanilla-flavored stevia (by Sweet Leaf) is one I sometimes use instead of the vanilla bean.
- You can add a soaked date for sweetening.
By Nancy Addison CHC, AADP. For more information go to:www.organichealthylifestyle.com