Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Bananaberry Smoothie

A curious reader writes in:

"Dear Persephone,
If you supposedly do all this cooking, why aren't there more entries on this site? What the heck do you eat, anyway?"
Anxious in Alameda"

Well, Anxious, I'm glad you asked. See, while I do cook at least a few times a week, often it's just something really boring like rice and beans, or a salad, or tomato soup. Other times, nobody around here feels like eating, but dinner must be had. No malnutrition allowed around here, let me tell you! So, for times like these, I make smoothies.

Not just any smoothies. These smoothies have every bit of nutrition packed into them. But, they must also taste good. And, preferably, look pretty too. Here, I'll share my recipe with you.

Bananaberry "Dinner" Smoothie
1-2 cups enriched soy milk (vanilla)
1 ripe banana
1 to 1-1/2 cups frozen fruit (berries, or maybe mangoes, etc.)
1-2 scoops protein powder (I use Trader Joe's Soy Protein with vitamins)
1/4 tsp Vitamin C powder
1-2 TBLS Very Green supplement powder
1 TBLS fiber (psyllium husks, Metamucil, whatever)
1 TBLS ground flax seeds (you could also use just flax seed oil)

Pour 1 cup soymilk into blender. Add banana and half the frozen berries or fruit Add powders and supplements. Add rest of frozen berries or fruit. Top of with more soymilk. Blend. If it's too thick add more milk. If it's too thin, add more frozen fruit.

Serves 1-2

And yes, it really does taste great even with all that other stuff in it!

Plus (and here's the good part), it only takes a minute and everyone's happy.

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