My First Smoothie

9 Feb

In 2012 I’ve turned over a new leaf, nutritionally speaking.

It’s funny how you think you’re eating well and doing the right thing – until you realise that you could be doing it all a whole lot better.

To be honest, I’ve always felt the whole organic thing was a bit of a crock. But I now understand that this was just due to my complete and utter ignorance on the subject!

I’ve been listening to the Jillian Michaels Podcast. She mightn’t be everyone’s cup of tea but she definitely knows her stuff. (Note: I think she’s amazing!)

Based on Jillian’s advice I’ve switched a lot of what I take in (and put on) to healthier and safer alternatives.

One new Sunday ritual-in-the-making I’m particularly enjoying is buying all my produce locally – from the Mulgrave Farmers Market .

*** A totally unexpected bonus is what I’ve saved by not participating in time-wasting-money-sucking trips to the ‘stupermarkets’ every other day.***

This weekend just gone I noticed a new stall with the most incredible looking blueberries I’ve ever seen. The blueberry stall just happened to be right next door to a strawberry stall. Clever product placement if I ever saw it – I bought a punnet of both and headed on my merry way.

I’d already bought some flaxseed meal and whey protein powder at the health food store the other week. With my new found source of fresh berries I decided it was time to dabble – ignoring the fact that smoothie drinking was something everyone else got excited about roughly 10 years ago (when boost juice entered the market).

Does anyone else think that the inside of a blueberry oddly resembles eggplant?! Lucky it’s just a visual thing.

Ingredients (makes enough for two)

1 cup blueberries

1 cup strawberries

200g organic yoghurt

500ml organic coconut milk

2 tablespoons whey powder

2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

Chuck it all in a blender and whizz away until it’s a consistency you’re happy with.

Garnish with shredded coconut – adds a nice little crunch!


2 Responses to “My First Smoothie”

  1. msfredrickson February 28, 2012 at 3:54 am #

    Yum I love smoothies! I will have to try this one they are a great way to start the day!

  2. Zen and Genki June 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Oh, I am a green smoothie junkie! I must put more recipes up on my own blog (thank you for the reminder!) There are some really wonderful recipes out there! And now, I will have to try yours too! Many thanks!

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