Power Smoothies for that ‘powerful’ daily send off. But what is it that gives them the ‘Power’ ingredient? Fresh fruit is a healthy base but the addition of Oats, Wheat Germ, Molasses and/or Soy Protein really beefs up the protein power.
Try different fruits and even a few vegetables until the taste is right and then add some of your favorite booster proteins. We have three recipes to start you on your Power Smoothie way.
POWER BERRY SMOOTHIE
1 cup Cranberry juice.
1 cup fresh or frozen Strawberries.
1 8 ounce container of Vanilla yogurt.
2/3 cup uncooked Oats.
1 cup of ice cubes.
Sugar to taste.
Place all ingredients except ice in blender.
Cover and blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth.
Gradually add ice cubes.
Blend on high until smooth.
POWER FRUIT SMOOTHIE
1 frozen Banana (best if cut into 1-inch — chunks then frozen)
1/2 cup hulled Strawberries (don’t need to cut them up)
1/4 cup Soy milk, Orange juice or water.
Cinnamon to taste.
Add all of the ingredients in a blender.
I start with 1/4 cup of liquid and add more depending on how thick you want the smoothie to be.
Blend in spurts until smooth.
Variations: Maybe use peaches, blueberries, apple
slices, or more bananas in place of strawberries (or combine them!)
You may need to vary the liquid depending on the juiciness of the fruit.
Could Use fresh bananas and 1-2 ice cubes.
In addition to the cinnamon, add one or more of: nutmeg, cloves, ginger, vanilla to your own taste.
1/2 cup Yogurt (Vanilla flavored)
1/2 cup fruit juice (i.e. Orange, Cranberry, etc.)
1 Tablsp. Soy protein powder.
1 Tablsp. Molasses.
1 Teasp.Wheat germ.
Blend Banana, Yogurt, Juice, Protein Powder, Molasses and Wheat Germ until smooth.
Then add frozen fruit, (strawberries, raspberries, etc.,depending on taste) one at a time, until smoothie is the consistency you desire.
The basic recipe uses Juice but you could also add just a splash
of milk to smooth it out.
Now your all ready to get powered up: enjoy your Power Smoothies.