Gothic Granola's Basic Smoothie or Protein Shake Recipe

I had a smoothie on Sunday that was just a wonderfully kickass way to begin my Sunday ritual of reading in the library, attending the Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group, and doing life work for the rest of the day (i.e., walking, working on poetry, and cooking).  This is my basic formula for a single serving smoothie: 

  • 1 cup non-dairy yoghurt or milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional; I use Garden of Life's RAW protein or Manitoba Harvest's Hemp PRO 50)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 cups greens/frozen greens cubes (blend greens and freeze in cubes for thicker smoothies; optional but recommended)
  • 1 piece or 1 cup fruit (fresh/frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • Spices to taste
  • Ice (optional)

Blend the beejeebes out of it.

Smoothie, version who-knows-what

6 ounces blueberry soyoghurt
knifeful of peanut butter (I measure nut butter with a butter knife in order to stir the oil back into it.)
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 cup baby carrots
½ cup crushed pineapple
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of ginger

Put all ingredients into the pitcher of a blender.  Hit the second-to-highest setting and let 'er go until it’s reached your desired texture.

I poured mine over the hempseed-raisin cornbread I’ve been eating for breakfast.  The cornbread recipe’s a modified version of the one from that earlier post.


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