Monday, June 9, 2008

Super Smoothie

I recently read this recipe on another blog and immediately wanted to make one. It's a great way to start your day plus you get all the added health benefits that come along with it. Have one every morning! It'll definitely add some sweetness to your life!

1 cup pineapple, fresh or canned
1 banana, frozen
1 cup apple juice
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs honey

Optional ingredients:
1 raw egg white
2 TBS wheat germ
2 TBS flax seed
1 shot wheat grass juice

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Drink immediately and enjoy!

I like to go a little lighter on the spices, so I usually cut those amounts in half. This allows the freshness of the fruit to come through.
To freeze bananas, peel and slice them, then arrange slices in a single layer on a parchment lined tray. Place the tray in the freezer until the slices are frozen, then bag them in ziploc bags. Freezing them separately keeps them from becoming one big frozen clump. Then you can use just as much as you need for smoothies, baking, or even straight from the freezer for cereal or desserts.


Michael said...

You're so bad...

Anonymous said...

Sounds lickable!!! yum, yum!