Each Tuesday I’ll share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care.
Today’s recipe is for the basic smoothie. I know, everyone has their favorite already called Jamba Juice, but I’m here to advocate making your own at home. By making it at home, you can determine the quality of ingredients and figure out your own “boosts” to add.
I use the blender my parents got as a wedding present in 1965 to blend mine. It’s got a glass container and two speeds – slow and fast. Nothing fancy.
Instead of using ice, I use organic frozen fruit. I prefer berries, but peaches and pineapple sometimes make their way in too. During the summer when I’m are hiding from the neighbors because I just can’t eat any more of their homegrown fruit (just kidding!), I’ll toss an ice-cube or two in with it too.
My base consists of plain or vanilla organic yogurt, organic milk or rice milk.
To sweeten, I’ll use a bit of local honey.
My boost of choice? UDO’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend “a certified organic blend of guaranteed GMO-free, unrefined edible oils. This unique blend delivers a reliable source of the omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids that are essential to life, and includes the omega 9 fatty acids.”
Blend for 5 minutes. Pour into a travel mug and leave for work.
The addition of the oil helps make this smoothie a meal replacement. It keeps me full until lunch.
Please let me know if you made the recipe and what you think. Please share your favorite recipes!
Today’s yoga brought to you by Madeleine’s Gentle Yoga at It’s All Yoga.
Today’s music is Three Feet High and Rising by De La Soul.
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