This is what gets me going everyday. It’s my magic bullet (ironically, you use a magic bullet to make this too!).
Yes, my friends, the rice protein smoothie has made its debut back into my life during the cleanse. Not that I don’t eat a smoothie for breakfast quite a bit, but this one has some secret ingredients that will hopefully get my GI humming and my cells smiling.
Those secret ingredients would be mustard green, kale or spinach leaves and ground flaxmeal. You really can’t taste the greens, I promise! Add enough berries, cinnamon, and vanilla rice powder and your palate will overlook the bitter greens. Try it, really.
I love this because I can make it the evening beforehand, store it in the fridge, and then sip it through my biochem class EVERY DAY at 8am. I swear I can feel my brain cells perking up with every sip as more anti-oxidants enter my body.
Fun fact for ya: The more unsaturated fats (plant fats) you eat, the higher your requirement for anti-oxidants. That is because unsaturated fats are prone to oxidation, which produces free fradicals (BAD). Anti-oxidants are like cellular vigilantes that come in to wrangle up those free radicals and keep our cells happy and well. So, eat those colorful veggies, especially if you eat a lot of unsaturated fats.
Consequently, this is also why its not advised to do high heat cooking with many unsaturated fats – the heat oxidizes them and makes them rancid….so I guess its back to butter and eggs after this 21 day cleanse for me.
Okay, back to work. Smoothie recipe below
3/4 cup frozen berries
1/2 cup green leafy veggie leaves (kale, spinach, mustard – NO COLLARDS!)
1 tbsp flaxmeal
1 tsp cinnamon
8 oz or so of either water or unsweetened almond milk
1 serving Vanilla rice protein powder
Put ingredients in a blender and blend. Add more liquid as needed. I don’t recommend you put the protein powder in first, as it sticks to the bottom of the blender at my house….
Love all your recipes….and tried the vegetarianized one Monday night. Thought I might mix up the cheeses, but it was good! Cookie just sent me this link http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/dining/27yoga.html?8dpc
The concept made me think of you immediately….what a combination for your talents!
Yummy! I miss the days of going to work & seeing what suprises our smoothies or lunches have to offer each other. You inspired me to take a smoothie to my Chemistry exam tomorrow…hoping it gives me the same mental charge you get.
One of my favorite greens to add to my smoothies is dandelion greens;mmmmm.. Smoothie Infusion by Vega brand is another plant based protein powder I like to use. It has a blend of hemp, rice pea proteins, as well as greens, EFA’s & more. Good stuff!
Thanks for the inspiration! Miss you tons!!! Enjoy your cleanse; I need to start one too.