Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Raspberry-Peach Breakfast Smoothies

(makes 2 meal-sized smoothies)
2 fresh peaches (or equivalent frozen), pitted, peeled, sliced
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
2 cups 2% Balkan-style plain yogurt
1 cup 1% or skim milk
4 tbs ground flax seeds
2 tbs honey (or sweeten to taste)
2 tsp matcha powder
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Where to find it: Matcha--a very fine Japanese tea powder--is available in specialty tea shops, including Blenz locations.

Healthy additions:
The berries and matcha tea in this smoothie pack antioxidants, and the flax seeds are a source of omega-3s. For extra benefits, consider a few more healthy add ins. (As always, consult your doctor or nutritionist regarding daily amounts and any concerns).
add unsweetened protein powder, but not until the end of blending, to avoid over-frothing the mixture.
blend in a daily amount of multivitamin powder to fill in any missing dietary gaps throughout the day.
for non-dairy, substitute silken tofu for the yogurt and orange juice in place of the milk.
lecithin can increase the body's ability to fight memory loss.
add vitamin E for healthy skin.
according to the experts at Jugo Juice, just one ounce of wheat grass has all the nutritional benefits of more than a kilogram of leafy greens.

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