My Smoothie Recipe
In my blender (I recommend a Vitamix)
- 1 to 2 fingers of water (about ¼ cup)
- 2 to 3 fingers of juice – I prefer unfiltered apple juice, raw if possible, but pasteurized is OK (about ½ cup)
- 3 to 4 fingers of Almond Milk (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup of frozen or fresh fruit (I prefer a mix of strawberries, cherries and blackberries)
- 1 banana
- 1 big handful of spinach or other raw green (kale, beet tops, lettuce) – about 2 cups
- 1 or 2 raw eggs (Note – There is a risk of getting a food borne illness if you consume raw eggs. See alternatives below)
- If you take a multi-vitamin – throw it in there
Blend thoroughly. My smoothies come out just slightly cooler than room temperature. I believe this is important because putting a bunch of frosty liquid in your stomach likely restricts your circulation there and thus impacts your initial digestion.
Consume slowly – it takes me about 15 – 20 minutes to drink mine – One mouthful at a time, swirled plenty to mix well with saliva.
If you do this once a day, you will be amazed how well your body regulates your appetite and your weight!
Note regarding consuming raw eggs. Raw eggs can make you sick if you eat one that is infected. I test mine by:
- Purchasing them from a known reliable source – in my case, my local supermarket
- Never consuming them past the “Good Until” date
- I break them into a glass first, make sure they look good, and that they smell good.
- If you don’t know how to do this, or if you want to be certain, soft boil your eggs first, then put them in the blender.
- As an alternative, use a plant based protein powder.
The reason I recommend eggs as a protein source is because their ratio of essential amino acids is almost perfect for the proportions the human body needs. The reason I consume them raw is that the structure of the proteins is altered by cooking.