it’s been a long road. finding yourself at 51 having had at least 5 careers and a long and tortured relationship with food, body, appetite, control and forgiveness. breast cancer out of nowhere. the road that balances living with agreeing to be a happy eunich. no major complaints really. happy to be here.
i was told by the two nicest women at the health food store that i should start this blog and see where it goes. it all started because i was doing a little late-in-the-day shopping and started espousing over the frozen berry section. trust me…even i was shocked to hear me go on and on and on to total strangers about the cost of frozen fruit, the brands, the repackaging to catch the consumer off-guard that the company is putting less in their already dearly-priced bag, and, lastly, my obsessive start to most days. the super smoothie. other posts for why. but why not start with the goods. the basic recipe:
[i use the scoop from the whey for all these items except the flax oil.
for one full blender of smoothie]:
1/2 large container of organic nonfat plain yogurt.
2 tablespoons barleans highest lignan flax oil
organic frozen fruit: i mix but always one dark fruit (blackberries, blueberries, etc.) and maybe a banana or 4-6 slices of frozen peaches (which make it very icey and light)
solgar whey: 2 scoops. (comes in vanilla, chocolate, berry)
1 splenda (some wheys have stevia or such in them in which case you don’t need the spenda). Solgar Whey is very pure and has only 1gram of sugar.
2 scoops organic ground flax meal. i use bob’s – i like the reg. organic ground flax meal but they also make a golden one.
1/3 scoop of brewer’s yeast FLAKES – not powder. buy the ‘non-gmo’ kind (which is sort of like organic)
liquid: i use ‘kagome’ juice i buy the dark berry blends. this is part organic fruit and part organic greens. i think kagome juice is now discontinued (don’t ask how i’m hoarding 4 cases in my kitchen) but lakewood organic makes a good fruit garden mix that has tons of high-end green stuff in there.
an 1/8 scoop of Barleans powdered greens…very green!!!
i promise it won’t taste icky-green. i hate icky-green. in fact, i’m picky about such things. if you’re worried, work up to the tiny bit of barleans greens – it took me 10 months to start putting that in.
blend well! i always scrape the top and then reblend to be sure that all the powders mix up very well.
there you go: power smoothie!
first blog done. i am often known as bean.
so i’ll sign off that way too.