Thursday, June 7, 2012

Morning Berry Smoothie

I’ve been experimenting with smoothies for a few months now, but until now I’ve never remembered to scribble down what I put in the blender. My smoothies typically start with a handful of fruit, some vegetables or green juice followed, rice milk or coconut milk and maybe some whole oats, chia seeds or flax meal. I typically make dairy free smoothies. Here’s one with high antioxidants, I whizzed up just before work this morning. If you need an extra boost add a little matcha green tea powder to this recipe.

Nutritional Content: Per serving (250g) there are 347 calories. This smoothie set’s you up with wholesome carbs, protein as well as high amounts of vitamin A, manganese and dietary fiber for the day.

⅔ cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons of carrot pulp (leftover juicer pulp) or 1 grated carrot
1 tablespoon rolled oats
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1-2 teaspoons of honey (to taste)
1 cup rice milk (or your choice of alternative milk)
½ cup filtered water
A pinch of cinnamon
Blend all ingredients well (15-20 seconds, should do the trick) and serve in a highball with a smoothie straw.

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