“Purple is a fruit.”
I can’t remember the first time I had a smoothie. In fact, I don’t even remember knowing what a smoothie was when I was a child. Besides milkshakes in american movies of course. But I’m pretty sure I ever heard the word smoothie by then. Still regarding milkshakes, I never got what is that of drinking blended ice cream, fruit and whipped cream with a meal. I tried it once in an american diner in Lisbon (which I can’t remember the name) and it made me get so sick that I didn’t even enjoyed the burger. Still, it sounds like a wonderful way of adding 1200 kcal to a not healthy at all meal.
Actually I do remember the first time I had a smoothie – it was in the gym. When I started “pumping iron” some years ago, I also started drinking protein shakes. It was probably the first time I heard about smoothies. In my own world, by then, a smoothie was just some whey powder dissolved in water or skimmed milk.
It was not until I stopped being a proteinaholic that I became interested in living healthier and started enjoying fruit again. Smoothies were the next step.
Today I can say that is very unusual to start a day with anything but a smoothie. It is the official breakfast in our home almost seven days a week. If the breakfast is not a smoothie, the lunch will very likely be. That or a family size fruit bowl. Just in my head or not, I feel different if my first meal does not contain a nice amount of fruit. And, in her head or not, Joana says the same.
Personally, beside the imense mix of flavors one can get, I am a huge fan of smoothies for two reasons:
- It’s a very handy, quick and efficient way of getting a nice daily amount of fruit in, even for very busy people who can’t have breakfast at home;
- There is always the possibility of adding greens (kale, spinach, arugula, etc.) to your smoothies and, depending on how much, you won’t even notice it (what doesn’t count as a plus for me, because I really enjoy the taste of the greens in smoothies);
Peach and Raspberries Smoothie
2 Cups of Soy Milk 400 gr. of Frozen Raspberries 1 TBSP of Almond Butter (heaping TBSP) Large handful of Kale 7 Peaches
- Wash and peel the peaches;
- Do you like the peaches with the skin on? So let the f*ckin skin on for crying out loud…;
- Chop the peaches in pieces;
- Throw all the ingredients into to the blender;
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And keep it green. Keep it real!
(1 service is half this recipe)
Blue – 67% Carbs
Red – 20% Fat
Green – 13% Protein
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Suggestion: Serve the smoothie with some granola or müsli