A patient of mine asked me to post what I make for my family in the mornings. I make these typically a few times a week in a high powered blender. If you don’t have a high powered blender (like a Vitamix) it will still work but the seeds from the raspberries and blackberries wont be pulverized. When you pulverize the seeds you get additional nutrients. Keep in mind orange seeds, apple seeds etc. should not be used, they can be a bit toxic in higher doses. We use a Waring brand blender because they have a stainless steel container as an option. This may or may not be important for the smoothies since they are typically on the cold side, but if it starts getting into soups, I wouldn’t use a plastic container.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup blueberries
- 3/4 cup raspberries or blackberries or both. (we also freeze fresh picked and pitted cherries and use about 10 of these)
- 1 sl. heaping TBSP almond or sunflower butter
- 1 banana
- 1 orange (seedless) or other seasonal fruit (apple, pear, apricot, nectarine, etc.)
- 2 TBSP fresh ground flax seeds (or whole flax seeds if you have a high power blender)
- 2 TBSP olive oil (Extra virgin and recent year)
- 2 TBSP coconut butter
- 1-2 cups of kefir or yogurt
- (optional: 1/2 avocado)
- You can add a small amount of raw honey or raw maple syrup
Water to dilute.
You can blend it all up at once but you have to dilute it with water or ice. If you
This makes enough for 2-3 servings. If you are using a high powered blender frozen blueberries and using ice might be better because it heats up when you blend it for a while. To pulverize the raspberry and blackberry seeds takes a minute or two.
It is a lot of fat and decent amount of protein and fiber, so the sugar is slowly absorbed and not so much of a problem for most people. If the fat is too much for you then you can reduce the amounts.