….at least, that’s what I call it when I’m hungry and in a rush. I also take complete credit for this concoction as I’ve used so many smoothie recipes from other people, but have bended them slightly to fit my dietary needs.
This recipe is great first thing in the morning, but I’ve been enjoying it more for dinner these days as a way to eat light in the evening and give my body the nutrients it needs to recover from the day.
I’ve never been very good at food photos, mostly because I’m so eager to chow down that the plate or glass is a mess by the time I think about it. Today was no different. I came tearing into the house after the gym, threw the smoothie together, and threw half of it back before thinking of a photo….the glass was pretty grungy by then. You’ll just have to use your imagination.
It’s very basic, but excellent on its own or as a base to whatever else you want to throw in. So incredibly fast, just throw everything into the blender and blend until super smooth and creamy, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you….
“Darcie’s Bestest Smoothie Ever…….”
1 cup Almond Milk. If you’re not strictly raw, then use any kind of non-dairy milk that you want.
1 cup leafy greens. I prefer Kale, but will use spinach if it’s on-hand.
6 ice cubes
1 scoop protein powder. Good quality raw protein powder is hard to come by: use whatever you prefer.
1 Cup of fruit du jour. This can be an apple (cored, peeling not necessary), frozen wild blueberries are my favourite, but if I’m getting bored of them, I always have frozen pineapple, mango, or other fruits on hand. I try not to use fruit with a lot of small seeds, like raspberries, blackberries, or pomegranate as I don’t have time to chew my smoothies…
1 Tblsp Chia Seeds
1 Scoop Veggie Green Powder, or Sea Veg powder. (Optional)
1 tsp or preferred measure of your daily Omega 3*6*9 – I use Udo Oil.
Add Ins: Depending on your tastes or dietary needs, I sometimes throw a frozen or fresh banana in, or half an avocado, a Tablespoon of Nut Butter, and, especially in winter, a vitamin D drop.
If I’m planning to have this in the morning, I pre-prep the powders and chia, which helps “Zombie Darcie” when trying to find ingredients before my eyes are really open.
This recipe fills a 1 Quart mason jar almost 3/4 full. Using the base recipe (no add-ins) and blueberries as the fruit du jour, here’s the Nutritional Content:
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 14 g||22 %|
|Saturated Fat 2 g||11 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 6 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 70 mg||23 %|
|Sodium 363 mg||15 %|
|Potassium 1039 mg||30 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 42 g||14 %|
|Dietary Fiber 14 g||56 %|
|Sugars 16 g|
|Protein 36 g||73 %|
|Vitamin A||319 %|
|Vitamin C||185 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
So happy blending.