TheFed's "super-healthy' smoothie - an experiment
Well, as some may have read, I not only have a new blender, but I have a one-track 'command and conquer' mind when it comes to new things in my life...be it a hobby, project, job etc.
Well, this particular 'project' is perfecting a HEALTHY smoothie. so, here are the ingredients with only guesses on measurements....I really just eyeball it.
1/2-3/4 cup frozen fruits (berries)
1/2 -3/4 cup fresh fruit (kiwi, banana, strawberry, grapes)
8 oz soy milk
2 tbsps freshly ground flaxseed
2 tbsps chia seeds (ground , or gel form)
2 tbsp wheat germ (toasted, ground)
1 scoop "amazing Grass- Berry Flavor" (look it up-very interesting veggie supp.)
1 scoop ON 100% Whey powder- vanilla ice cream flavor (yummm!)
splash of vanilla extract
1 cup or so of ice
water if needed for consistency
This actually makes a big smoothie...enough for 2 16 oz cups....so my wife and i are each having a glass. This breaks down to about 300 cals, 17g protein, 16 g fiber in a 16 oz glass.....with a ton of nutrients , minerals, antioxidants and vitamins.
Half of those calories come from the flaxseed and chia seeds...mainly the omega-3's and 6's. Might be able to cut that back some if calories are an issue....but a well-balanced 300 cal breakfast drink that should hold you over for quite a while seems quite reasonable!
I am going to down at least one of these every day for 30 days and see if I notice any marked improvements in energy, mental clarity, skin and hair health, digestion or any other wellbeing claim touted by many of these foods/products. for the record, i rarely eat veggies or fruits...so i think that may have the biggest impact of all!
i'll keep ya posted!