Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Favorite Smoothie

I love having smoothies for breakfast especially right after a workout and here is my all time favorite recipe. This is Dr. Oz "Quick Magical Breakfast Blaster." I feel energetic, full, and I don't crave for sweets as much during the day. Here are the ingredients.

milk, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, banana, flax seed oil, psyllium husk

Pour 12-14 oz of nonfat milk into blender (banana optional) or you can substitute milk with ice cold water.

1 scoop of protein. I love the "EAS" brand because it has more grams of protein in one scoop and it's tastier. It comes in 3 different flavors, vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. It comes in a big package in Sam's Club. Or you can use 1 scoop of "Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein" which is a soy protein.

1/2 tablespoon of Flax oil that's loaded with Omega-3 essential fatty acids - "critical nutrients that support healthy cardiovascular, circulatory and immune system function."

1 heaping teaspoon of Psyllium seed husks which you can purchase at Trader Joe's or any Health Nutrition store. Psyllium husks contain a lot of fiber and can be used to supplement the lack of fiber in low carb diets." Psyllium also helps to reduce appetite while it does not over stimulate the nervous system. Another benefit of psyllium husks includes overall intestinal health".

1 cup of frozen blueberries. Blueberries has the highest antioxidant capacity of all fruits. It boosts up your immune system and prevents infection. (You can also add a few frozen strawberries for more flavor, though blueberries alone is still tasty!)

My son the picky eater loves it, he says it's better than Jamba Juice! Be sure to add honey, it makes it a little more sweeter. Here's the recipe again: Enjoy!

The Quick Magical Breakfast Blaster
2 servings, 136 calories per serving
  • 1 scoop of Protein Power or Soy protein (like Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. flaxseed oil
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • A few frozen strawberries (optional)
  • 1/2 large ripe banana (optional)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate or honey
  • 1 heaping tsp. Psyillium seed husks
  • 12-14 oz of skim milk or ice cold water

Peel banana; break into chunks. Put all ingredients in a blender. Add 12 ounces of water and ice or skim milk , as well as powdered vitamins. Cover, blend until fairly smooth.

Food for Thought: "I must have a drink of breakfast."
W.C. Fields
( I have a feeling when W.C. Fields said that quote, he wasn't talking about smoothies! )


Shelley said...

That sounds really good!

Cammy said...

Thanks for the recipe!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Yum Yum is all I have to say about that. Thanks for the recipe.

Lisa eats too much pizza said...

Sounds yummy!

Stephanie said...

Now if I could only find have this stuff! LOL. Miss you girl. Keep up the weight loss.

Big Girl said...

Looks good to me! thanks for sharing!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

That looks way yum. I love smoothies too.

Olivia said...

Ohhhh.... that looks delicious!

Miz said...

especially that you use the psyillium husks as I do!

Lee said...

This sounds really good. Healthy too. Thanks!