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.
MAKES: 6 Servings
PREP/COOK TIME: 15 minutes
1 sliced banana
1 apple cored and sliced
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup raw walnuts
1 carrot sliced
1 cup spinach or kale
2 cups frozen blueberries
1/4 cup strawberries
1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs. blackstrap molasses
1 tbs. apple cider vinegar
1/2 lemon juiced
3/4 cup cranberry or cherry juice (or other)
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Blanch the spinach or kale in boiling water for 3 minutes. Place in a ice water bath or under running cold water to stop it from cooking further. Squeeze out the excess water. Or you can use frozen spinach or kale - thawed and squeeze out the water.
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
Storage Can be refrigerated for 3 to 5 days.