Smoothies are a great way to concentrate nutrients easily and for on-the-go. This recipe is a my take on the Atomic or Fountain of Youth smoothie shared by Edward Graham to our cancer community. This makes a sweet red-pink drink that looks just like a berry milkshake but instead is deceptively nutrient dense, providing protein, fiber, omega-3, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, calcium, probiotics and antioxidants. For those of you who have been following our recipes for awhile, this is our latest version.
MAKES: 6 Servings
PREP/COOK TIME: 15 minutes
1 sliced banana
1 apple cored and sliced
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 tablespoon chia seed
1/2 teaspoon amla powder (see note)
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 carrot sliced
1 cup frozen spinach or kale
3 cups frozen blueberries
1/3 cup frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
3/4 cups Greek nonfat plain yogurt
1 lemon juiced
2 cups almond or soy milk, unsweetened
In a large blender combine all of the ingredients, except the yogurt. Liquefy.
Add the yogurt and blend until combined.
Refrigerate until well chilled before serving.
For variety, substitute in other seasonal berries or nuts
NOTE: Amla powder (Indian gooseberry) is an anti oxidant super fruit that is an excellent source of vitiamin C. It can be purchased at many health food stores and is available on Amazon.