Friday, April 2, 2010

My Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Mmmm smoothies. I love smoothies. And I just wanted to share my favorite recipe:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

1 cup of milk, soy milk, or whatever milk substitute you dig
2 TBL of milled flax seed
2 TBL of peanut butter (best if it's natural and free from hydrogenated oils)
a few teaspoons of your chocolate flavoring of choice (I use Ovaltine)
1 frozen banana

Mmm so good and creamy. And yeah, the milled flaxseed adds a gritty texture, but I'm willing to deal with that-- cus flaxseed are hella good for us! And yes, I just said hella.

So there you have it-- my favorite smoothie recipe. If you just can't deal with the grittiness of the flax, then think outside the box. Maybe you could try wheat germ, or something else to add in some additional nutrition and goodness. That's what's great about smoothies after all-- it's easy to sneak things in that you might otherwise not get enough of.

Here's the nutritional info for the smoothie, as calculated by my sparkpeople recipe calculator dingle-dangle thingy-meh-bobber.

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe
  1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat28.9 g
     Saturated Fat4.1 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat8.1 g
     Monounsaturated Fat2.8 g
  Cholesterol0.0 mg
  Sodium164.5 mg
  Potassium1,002.1 mg
  Total Carbohydrate58.9 g
     Dietary Fiber12.9 g
     Sugars27.6 g
  Protein20.3 g
  Vitamin A14.6 %
  Vitamin B-1251.5 %
  Vitamin B-654.2 %
  Vitamin C24.9 %
  Vitamin D30.0 %
  Vitamin E17.9 %
  Calcium36.6 %
  Copper24.6 %
  Folate29.0 %
  Iron21.6 %
  Magnesium41.7 %
  Manganese53.5 %
  Niacin10.3 %
  Pantothenic Acid    10.9 %
  Phosphorus    15.6 %
  Riboflavin40.3 %
  Selenium11.9 %
  Thiamin6.7 %
  Zinc15.9 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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