I often have trouble thinking of a meal to make and I often don’t have much time to make or eat a meal.
(see below for an update on how I think about smoothies now)
Here’s my basic recipe, which seems like a fairly good meal replacement:
Optional (partially depending on weight goals and how your smoothie fits into your regimen)
- I highly recommend drinking this with a nice big straw.
- The thing that seems to matter most to me is the viscosity, so don’t be afraid to add more milk or maybe some juice to have it seem like less of a chore to get through.
- I use blueberries and strawberries because they’re low-fodmap, so that’s what I have in the freezer, and blueberries have antioxidants, but you can use other fruit.
- I go through phases of not being able to get to my bananas before they start to get too sweet — as they ripen, you can peel and chop them and put them in a plastic bag in the freezer to use when it’s smoothie time. If you have someone in the house with digestive issues, you might consider using/freezing them when they’re still a little green.
- I happen to have the world’s best blender (which I got a crazy deal on) and I think that does make my recipe more forgiving — maybe I wouldn’t like it as much if the spinach didn’t get so pulverized. But I’m sure lesser blenders will also get the job done. People seem to like the Ninjas for mid-range.
❄️—>🍲 2023 Update: as I’ve looked more deeply into Health, I’ve come to believe that it is not only the nutrients in food that matter; it seems like there can also be large effects caused by things like temperature — it makes sense to me that putting a bunch of icy-cold stuff into your 98.6F body might be unwise 😅.
On my own journey, I’m in a phase where my practioners want me eating warm and wet comfort foods, and hot water has become my default beverage of choice. For more, see