I love smoothies. So much so that I tend to have one almost every day. Also, with a mouth full of metal I have become less fond of chewing. You can pack a lot of nutrition and tasty goodness into a cup. After I wore my last blender out, Grant bought me my dream blender and it gets a lot of use. Lately I've started adding spinach to my smoothies. Not so much that it tastes like you're drinking spinach because that is pretty gross, trust me. I don't measure anything either. When you've been around the blender block as much as I have you just know how much of everything to put in there.
So what goes into my daily smoothie? Well, my three must have ingredients are soy milk, 0% greek yogurt, and a frozen banana. This is the "base" of the smoothie and of course it's easy enough to sub the yogurt for silken tofu or something else dairy free. To that I add frozen fruit and berries (whatever is on sale at the grocery store), a small handful of spinach, a scoop of vegan protein powder, a scoop of flax seeds, and a heavy drizzle of sugar free vanilla syrup (the Italian Centre), and a light drizzle of agave syrup.
And then, well, you know... blend until smooth. I've gotten a lot of flack over the years for my meat-free lifestyle from some folks who have asked me how I get enough protein. This is a pretty good example of how I accomplish that. Plus calcium and plenty of vitamins. Yay nutrition!
Happy Blending xx Allison