I am trying to avoid making another 10+lb baby this pregnancy, so I am going low/no junk and sugar. These two smoothie recipes make me happy. They provide protein and greens and a refreshing snack for women on Brewer’s diet or just eating whole foods.
I am not much for measuring; I tend to just dump things in the blender. So here is a general outline for you. Both recipes make enough for two servings if you’re in a sharing mood.
1-2 cups milk or milk alternative (my favorite is Almond-Coconut)
2-3 heaping tablespoons high quality cocoa powder (I mean heaping)
6-8 ice cubes
4-10 mint leaves
handful of spinach (optional)
honey to taste
Put all in blender and go to town. I find that with good cocoa powder I need very little honey for my tastes. Even when it barely tastes sweet my kids ask for more. You can also use peppermint extract in place of mint leaves. I want one of these every day.
1/2 cup-1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup ice
juice of one small orange
handful spinach/kale (optional)
small handful mint leaves (optional)
honey to taste
Lasso up all the ingredients in the blender. Sometimes I just pop a whole clementine in there instead of juicing or using bottled oj. The spinach greens will change the color to a less satisfying one, but not alter the taste much. I like the mint mango thing, but you can skip it. Try it without honey before you add any; if your mango is sweet enough you might not need any.