serves 2 ~ $1.70 per serving
- 2 big handfuls greens (kale, romaine, etc) ($.75)
- 3 bananas, sliced and frozen ($.75)
- 1 cup blueberries ($1.00)
- 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds ($.20)
- 4 tablespoons hemp protein powder ($.90)
- about 2 cups water for blending
I love making big, sweet, hearty green smoothies in the morning, and this is what I had this morning. I’m pretty sure I put just about everything I had in it, hence the name “(everything but the) Kitchen Sink Smoothie!”
My blender is small and weak, poor thing (but has lasted forever), so I blend my greens first. If you don’t have a VitaMix or other high powered blender, this might work better for you, too. They get pretty smooth if I process them for a minute or two.
I also used Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50, 50% Protein Powder, 32-Ounce which is my favorite hemp powder. Manitoba Harvest leaves all the good omega-3s intact.
Just blend everything well until smooth and serve.
nutrition information: calories: 342 fat: 9 gr carb: 60 gr protein: 14 gr fiber: 13 gr
Coming January 1st, 2013!
Can you believe it’s almost 2013? I can’t! I remember years ago looking forward in time to the millennium and thinking it was SO far into the future that surely it would never come. But it did … and now look! 2013! But that’s cool. I’m heading into the new year with a renewed sense of optimism about what’s possible, and am really excited to see where it will all lead. I think 2013 is going to be an awesome year for all of us.
I’ve gotten lots of requests in the past for weekly meal plans, but have been inundated lately! Everyone wants a weekly meal plan! This is quite a coincidence because I’ve been getting much more organized about my own shopping and meal planning and it’s working out phenomenally well. I’m saving time and money and am finding it much easier to stick to the raw foods diet.
So, beginning January 1st, I’ll be offering weekly meal plans. Each week there will be a new shopping list and a seven day menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and a snack … along with optional things to add in if you’d like to up your calories. My goal will, as always, be to keep it under $10 a day per person. I’ll have more info in the next week or so.
I’m still organizing this and deciding how I want to do it. If you have any ideas on what would help you succeed with a meal plan, let me know!