Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Breakfast Smoothies 2

This is an updated version of our old smoothie recipe, which you can find here.  This newer version is the one we’ve been using for the past six years or so. The fruit content has changed slightly and I’ve removed some of the nuts. This is a basic recipe, but below it I’ve included some yummy ideas for combinations. Use your imagination!

Currently, our morning batches of smoothie are quite large, but I’ve written this recipe in single serving quantities so you can double, triple, or quadruple as needed! You can also multiply the recipe and save extra in a mason jar in the fridge for the next day.

Makes one portion

The night before you plan to have smoothie, soak in a jar or glass jug (either in fridge or covered on the countertop):

  • 2 heaping tablespoons steelcut oats
  • 2 heaping tablespoons desiccated unsweetened coconut 
  • 1 Brazil nut (optional)
  • 1/2 pitted Medjool date
In the morning, add the soaking mixture to a blender container along with 1/3 of an apple and 1/3 of a banana. Add 1/4 cup of another fruit: berries or anything else you like, really. [see below for additions to change the flavor!] All fruit can be either frozen or fresh; whatever is most available. Add 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed. Fill the blender container to the 2-cup mark and blend well. [about 6-8 oz water, measured]

  1. Blueberry Cacao - 1/4 cup blueberries, small piece of avocado, small piece of fresh pineapple, 1/4 cup homemade almond milk, one heaping tablespoon cacao powder, few drops of vanilla extract.
  2. Blueberry Lemon - 1/4 cup blueberries, handful of greens like spinach or kale, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon rind, piece of fresh pineapple, one tablespoon grated fresh beetroot, few drops of almond extract. 
  3. Carrot Cake - two pecans, 1/4 cup homemade almond milk, one piece of pineapple, 1/4 cup grated fresh carrot, a bit of lemon peel, 1/4 tsp mixed spice or cinnamon, 1 tsp maple syrup, a few drops vanilla extract.
  4. Mango Strawberry - three or four strawberries, 1/4 cup mango pieces, one tablespoon grated fresh carrot.
  5. Peach & Carrot - 1/3 peach, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, one tablespoon grated fresh carrot, few drops vanilla extract.
  6. Pineapple Cream - (add two pecans & two Brazil nuts to the soaking mixture) two large pieces fresh pineapple, 1/4 cup homemade almond milk, a few drops almond extract.
  7. Pineapple Strawberry - three or four strawberries, 1/4 cup fresh pineapple pieces, 1/4 cup homemade almond milk.
  8. Purple - 1/4 cup blueberries, one piece of frozen dragonfruit, one small piece of pineapple.

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