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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 323.1
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 23.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 66.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g

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Superfood Meltdown Smoothie

Submitted by: ITSDONNAGAIL

Introduction

Because I'm a food addict with 50 years of experience at it, I use food as a narcotic at bedtime. I can't go to sleep unless I'm really feeling satiated. Or unless I've had ice cream. This smoothie does the trick for me--fools me into thinking I've had ice cream and makes me full enough to go to sleep. I've fought the sleepy-time hungries, but I always lose and eat something bad. This recipes just says, I know myself, and I'm planning ahead to avoid disaster. I drink this an hour or two before bed. Because I'm a food addict with 50 years of experience at it, I use food as a narcotic at bedtime. I can't go to sleep unless I'm really feeling satiated. Or unless I've had ice cream. This smoothie does the trick for me--fools me into thinking I've had ice cream and makes me full enough to go to sleep. I've fought the sleepy-time hungries, but I always lose and eat something bad. This recipes just says, I know myself, and I'm planning ahead to avoid disaster. I drink this an hour or two before bed.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    Strawberries, fresh, 3 medium (1-1/4" dia)
    Raspberries, fresh, 7 berries
    Banana, fresh, 1 small (the smaller the better, or use half of a medium)
    *Molasses, blackstrap, 1 tbsp. (sample with this, if you don't like the taste, use less, but if you can tolerate it, use 2 tbsp.--this is packed with nutrition)
    Figs, dried, 2 fig (use prunes if you can't find figs but figs are an ancient superfruit, so try to find them and use them in a daily diet)
    Watercress, .5 cup, chopped (not easy to find but make the effort
    10 whole almonds with skins, ground fresh (I use coffee grinder for grinding nuts)

Tips

No added sugar in this smoothie (commercial concoctions are loaded with sugar) plus lots of nutrition, extremely filling, and makes you feel like you've had ice cream. I make sure to use only organic strawberries & raspberries (berries usually have high pesticide residue). I buy loads of them from local farmers or in the supermarket when they are cheapest during the height of their season and I freeze them in Ziploc bags and use them throughout the year in smoothies.

Even though there is no sugar in this smoothie, fruits and natural sweeteners still can cause a sugar spike. Research shows that consuming almonds with foods that cause a sugar spike can reduce the spike by half. The almonds also add a creaminess to the smoothie. I originally used almond milk in this recipe, but I've learned it is better to use foods in their natural state if possible. And throwing 10 almonds in my countertop coffee grinder (that I no longer use for coffee) is a simple thing to do.


Directions

Put it all in the blender, add water and ice to achieve frosty consistency, press blend...and insert straw.

Serving Size: 1 huge smoothie

It gives you 9.4 g of fiber (more than most people get in an entire day). And check out this nutritional profile for ONE smoothie: Vit A 18.2% Vit B-6 41.5% Vit C 67.8% Vit E 18.4% Calcium 29.8% Copper 39.8% Folate 9.4% Iron 29.7% Magnesium 35.2% Manganese 72.7% Niacin 8.5% Pantothenic Acid 8.5% Phosphorus 12.9% Riboflavin 17.5% Selenium 8.4% Thiamin 9.3% Zinc 7.4%






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