Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My favourite smoothie recipe

I have been drinking smoothies a couple of times a day for over a month now and I am so amazed at how much girth I have lost!  I have lost a lot of my fluff and dropped at least 1 size since April 1st.  Each night for dinner I have chicken with lots of veggies and even a little bit of dark chocolate!  I have one cheat day a week when I just eat whatever I want.  I believe a big part of my weight loss is the organic aspect of what I am putting into my body, when the liver doesnt have to work so hard to process toxins it can get to work on processing fats and flushing all those pesky calories out!  I highly recommend choosing organic at every opportunity and considering how many products are shelved together it's easy to pick them up when you do your regular grocery shopping.  Organic living is also about sustainability.  This means our lands aren't being destroyed by chemicals and pesticides.

My favourite smoothie tastes like a peanut butter sandwich!  Oh my goodness it is soooo good!

3/4 cup of frozen berries (I use raspberries, blackberries and black currants)
Just cover the berries with Pom juice (Pom Wonderful or Bolthouse)
Add 1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp ground chia (you will have to grind them at home)
2 tbsp almond butter
1 scoop of Organic Clear Fiber (Available at your local health food store)
1 scoop of unflavoured iso-whey protein powder

Blend until it is all ground and smooth.

What I love about this smoothie is all the protein and fiber that keep me going until lunch time!

Have a fabulous day!


Beth Dunn said...

GREAT for you on your weight loss. So happy for you

High Heeled Life said...

This sounds tasty!! You looked great when I saw you at G's bday ... good for you to stay healthy. I need to work harder on this ... non-functioning kitchen has not been my friend either...xo HHL

Kelly said...

This looks delicious! I need to get one of those handy cups for my shakes, it would just make everything so easy. Congrats on the weight loss, what a fabulous feeling!


Adrienne said...

Great job on the weight loss! I could use a bit of that myself.

Your smoothie sounds tasty and very nutritious.Good idea on the almond butter.

I tried eating chia seeds for awhile - they are a good source of omega 3's. I just ate them whole, but they gave me a stomach ache so I stopped. I should try using them in a smoothie like you - ground this time.

I make smoothies a couple times a week in the spring and summer months. I add some Amazing Grass powder for added nutrition and some psyllium husks that I buy from the bulk bins at Whole Foods. I also add ground flaxseed. I think I'll go make one now. I'm suddenly hungry!

Town and Country Mom said...

Thanks for sharing this! I plan to try soon!

Snooty Primadona said...

Okay, I'm convinced. I'll definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing...

Teena in Toronto said...

Thanks for the recipe. I start my day with a protein/Greens/ground flax seed shake ... but yours sounds so much heartier.

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Ms. Bake-it said...

Well, about time it let me leave a comment!

I love smoothies and usually have one for breakfast. Sometimes when I have a large lunch I will have a smoothie for dinner. My kids and their friends love my smoothies but little do they know what hidden ingredients are lurking in the smoothies they beg for! Yours sounds good and I will try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

~ Tracy

Hines-Sight said...

That's great. Your recipe sounds divine. I need to lose a few. I'm slowly gaining due to blogging too much.

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

That looks delicious! Have you thought of adding spinach to it for extra nutrients/fiber?