Smoothie Time With DJ Leecy T!
Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a fun weekend and also had the time to get some rest for this week! I had a productive weekend. Looking forward to this week and all it has to offer!
Today I offer you one of my staple smoothie recipes! I recently got a Vitamix blender and at first I was sticking to the recipes in the books that it came with. I think the sky is the limit with smoothie recipes and cooking in general, so after about a week I started to "freestyle" some recipes. I thought about all of the ingredients and why I would put them in. Next to the ingredient is my reason for including it. I'm sure there are additional benefits, these are just my personal reasons. Here's the recipe:
1.Handful of raw oats (good for lowering cholesterol and getting things moving in your body)
2.Almond milk-about a cup (no regular milk for me and it's good for Vitamin E to keep your skin glowing)
3. Teaspoon each of chia and flaxseeds (high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber)
4. Tablespoon of maple syrup grade B but you can adjust this based on personal preference (contains over 54 antioxidants but don't use too much because it is high in sugar)
5. A banana (high in potassium)
6. Scoop of your preferred protein powder-right now I'm using Garden of Life Raw Protein Vanilla flavor (great source of raw vegan protein)
Dark chocolate chips
Today I'll be adding blueberries to the base recipe.
Almond milk in first, seeds, powder, syrup, banana, blueberries then ice. Blend well.
I'm trying out a new protein powder that's raw and plant based:
Be right back!
Here it is! I was wondering how the protein powder was going to taste because it's raw. I was pleasantly surprised-it was great! I really like the Vitamix because it can pulverize those small seeds. I can't speak about other comparable brands because I haven't tried them but the Vitamix is amazing! The smoothness makes the drink for me. Whatever blender you have, throw some stuff in there and see what happens!
I usually have smoothie time after the gym. It's pretty filling so my belly is full for a few hours before lunch.
I hope this post inspires you to experiment with smoothies. Check me out on Thursday when I'll be posting more on my vegan transition!
Peace & Love,