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Sunshine Supermama Smoothie

May 17, 2012

For several weeks I’ve been starting my day with this delicious, calcium and protein rich smoothie in lieu of my morning coffee—it’s a meal in a glass, rich, creamy, a little tangy and gives me such an energy boost—real energy, not caffeinated frenzy energy. It has grown and changed since I was first introduced to a version of it five years ago, when pregnant with double-o via “Healing Tonics—101 Herbal Concoctions” by Jeanine Pollack, a lovely little book of recipes for teas, tinctures, cordials, oils, glycerites, smoothies and concoctions of all sorts. It’s really taken on a life of it’s own, and I’ve often froze it into smoothie pops for summer morning breakfasts for the kiddos and myself, a really super cool way to start the day.

Ingredients::

About 4-6 oz of Greek yogurt, I use 2% Wallaby Organic plain, though I hate using these little containers, they were on sale at Whole Foods last week, and with a coupon were $.75/each, plus, they’re 17g of protein

Juice from 1-2 oranges, or about 4-6 oz prepared orange juice

1 large peach, fresh or frozen equivalent

1 medium banana (I usually use frozen banana, since I seem to always have some in the freezer and I’m not a super banana bread fan)

2 tbs nutritional yeast (or “nooch” as it’s known around here)

2-3 leaves fresh kale, ribs removed

Blend all ingredients in a fancy high speed blender if you have one, or do as I do and smash everything into a wide mouth mason jar and blend with an immersion blender. The benefit to this technique is all you have to do is screw on a lid with a small hole drilled in it with appropriate jar band, insert a straw and you’ve got a smoothie “to go” with very little clean up!

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