Saturday, April 10, 2010
My son Ezekiel loves smoothies. It's a delicious way to introduce a wide variety of plant based nutrients and proteins. We have so much fun experimenting with berries, nut, rice or coconut milks, omega 3 oils, probiotics, flax or hemp seeds, bananas, avocados, various dark greens, pineapple, papaya, mango and nut butters to name a few of our favorite ingredients. Sometimes we fill a metal thermos with a smoothie for snack time at school. The possibilities are endless.
Smoothies are preferable to juices in many instances because the fiber is included in the beverage for greater absorption and digestion. Ideally, you would use a high powered blender, but stick blenders work very well also.