I LOVE Smoothies, but I have to admit. I get a bit lazy from time to time and get into the rather boring strawberry-banana routine. Let’s mix it up a bit people. We should rotate our foods weekly to get a better variety and help prevent food allergies and sensitivities. Eat a particular food no more than twice per week (every 3-4 days). So if you have a strawberry smoothie on Monday, don’t use strawberries again until Friday (giving you body three days “rest” from that food). More on food rotation soon. Now, onto the smoothie!!!!
- Half a sweet potato (baked, no skin, cooled)
- Half a banana
- Half an apple
- 1 tsp Vanilla (or to taste)
- 1/2 cup “milk” (I used coconut milk, you could use almond or hemp as well)
- handful of ice cubes
- (optional scoop of protein powder)
Blend it all up in your Vitamix. I know the Vitamix is pricey, but it is a great investment. They have an amazing warranty/customer service and I use it for so many things. It has been well worth the cost. (I have not tried this in a regular blender, let me know how it turns out!)
Enjoy… no really trust me, just try it, so YUMMY!!!
Variations – Men (or very athletic girls) could easily double the recipe for a great breakfast or post workout snack. You could also add protein powder for a more complete meal!
Update: Today I did not have an apple, so I used a red pear and I used coconut water instead of coconut milk… still yummy!!!