Smoothie Recipe – The Staple

I’ve gone back to the drawing board and changed up The Bigger Deal a little bit. I’ve named this one The Staple. I don’t know how much more I’m going to add/subtract anymore.

I found that the sugar content in other mix was getting up there. I checked everything for nutritional value and peaches were the odd fruit/veggie out. I think I had been adding them in for taste anyway. So I swapped a peach with a 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats.

Soon I’ll be posting the reasoning behind all of these ingredients. I’ll say it again… It does not taste bad at all! Or else I would not be able to tolerate it–especially in the morning.

This bad boy comes in at 825 calories. Consumed throughout the morning. And relied upon to keep me full so I don’t get too hungry before lunch. It’s been doing the trick.

1 cup cranberry juice (the real deal, not the sugary crap)
1 cup water
1 apple
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 banana
1 cup mix kale, spinach, broccoli
1 cup mix raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry
1 carrot
about a cup of watermelon
2 tablespoons of crushed flax seed
1 scoop of whey protein

Smoothie Recipe – The Bigger Deal

If I named the previous one The Big Deal, I have to name this one The Bigger Deal.

I don’t know when these things go from being a called a juice to a smoothie to a drinkable mashup.

I drink this bad boy for breakfast(s), which is in thirds from 8am-11:30am.

1 cup cranberry juice (the real deal, not the sugary crap)
1 cup water
1 apple
1 peach
1 banana
1 cup mix kale, spinach, broccoli
1 cup mix raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry
1 carrot
about a cup of watermelon
2 tablespoons of crushed flax seed
1 scoop of whey protein

Sometimes I throw in some grapes if there are some around. I think I accidentally threw in a set of keys a few days ago (just kidding!).

We’re pushing 750 calories now, so it’s not for someone on a starvation diet.

Can I get anymore spectrum of fruits and veggies than that? Again, BELIEVE me or not, it does not taste bad at all. It’s pretty good.

Smoothie Recipe with a Perfect Name

I’ve been using an app myfitnesspal to track calories. One of the features lets you remember a meal so each item in a meal doesn’t have to be entered individually again if you eat/drink it again.

I was having writer’s block when I came up with the name, which the app asks for. So I ended up naming this one The Big Deal.

Believe it or not, this tastes pretty good! It’s over 600 calories of goodness. It’s been my breakfast for the last month or so. Or several slight variations since I inevitably forget to add one or two things sometimes.

I blend all the following together, then add in about 5 ice cubes then blend them in as well.

  • 1 cup water (or almond milk)
  • 1 McIntosh apple
  • 1 peach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup mix (about equally) broccoli, kale, and spinach
  • 1 cup mix (about equally) raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
  • 1 scoop of whey protein (I use EAS 100% whey)

Simple Drink Recipe

I’m going to start posting some of the drinks (juices and smoothies) that I’ve come up with so far using my VitaMix blender.

This one is simple:
2 cups water
2 carrots
1 navel orange
1 cup red grapes