Ultimate Green Meal Replacement Smoothie for the Undomestic Goddess

From time to time, I will post some of my tried and true recipes. There are three things that I promise, which are:

  1. They will be SUPER clean eating. Focused on consuming 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies a day, be refined sugar free, low carb, low fat, low glycemic and mainly lactose free.

  2. Despite the above - they will taste good. This has been a huge learning curve for me and pallet change, but now I crave my healthy food.

  3. This will not be a fancy step by step Martha Stewart Eats picturesque foodie blog. If I had a foodie blog, it would be called: "The Undomestic Goddess." I hate cooking, so you get my real life pics, when I remember to take them and if there are any pain in the ass moments I will highlight those fo'sho.


I realized after a day or two, this is not your average commercial smoothie (that is half full of ice). This smoothie is all full of goodness. So I quickly figured if I ate this at 10 am, I wasn't hungry until after 3. Therefore, I changed my mid morning snack to a piece of fruit or a muffin, and this has legitimately become my lunch, keeping me full well into the supper hours.


By my undomestic estimates, this serving is chock full of at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies, which is half my daily goal, 100% of what health Canada recommends we consume in a day, so a damn good start either way. It's also got lots of room for other goodies to further support our health.


Ok. So #1 rule - be flexible. It doesn't have to be the same smoothie every day. It's a great smoothie for throwing in a veggie that's only got a day left in the fridge and it's not on the menu tonight. Being adaptable with my cooking has been the most major shift for me in all of this.


Anywho. The foundation looks something like this:

Base:

  • 1C of a liquid of your choice. I use either Almond Milk, Flax Milk, Oat Milk, whatever I buy that week (all unsweetened variety). You can use regular milk, water, coconut water, whatevs.

  • 3 spoon fulls of yogurt (no I don't know if it's a tablespoon or a teaspoon. It's a soup spoon. Guess). I usually use coconut silk dairy free. You can use lactose free, greek, or full on yogurt (highly advocate for watching the added sugar in yogurt).

  • 1.5C Frozen fruit. I use all berries for the most part, you can throw in whatever is expiring in your fridge as well. Berries are low glycemic and high antioxidant and are the best smoothie fruit to use. Currently I'm using 1C of berries and 1/2c of mango.

  • 2 big hand fulls of greens. Spinach is great, you can also use romaine, iceberg all with little to no taste. I'm currently using beet greens because they are abundant in the garden and super good for you too but you can taste them a little more.

  • 1/2 a cup of another veggie. 2 mini cucumbers are awesome, a few cauliflower florets work too, even half an avocado.

  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds (or can sub flax seeds)

  • 1" of ginger, if you like ginger. It's amazing for digestion and I love the taste.

  • A protein AND greens powder. Get the greens in you! A protein and greens powder is a super sneaky way to get another full serving of veggies in your day. Make sure there is NO SUGAR in your powder! To find a good tasting powder that is organic, sugar free and doesn’t taste like crap is kinda hard, and pretty expensive. My powder is about $3 a day. But I rest a lot easier knowing I’m spending $3 on superfoods rather than coffee and a donut. (although in my pre cancer days I’d sure kill for a coffee and a donut… #memories) I use an organic, vegan powder, and usually have 2 different flavours on hand so I can mix up the taste according to what I feel like. This powder I use also has an abundance of medicinal mushrooms, which have amazing nutritional properties.

This recipe makes a full big booster-juice-cup sized portion. But unlike the aforementioned brand, this recipe is not half full of ice, which will keep you feeling full all afternoon, or all morning - whichever you choose to use this as a full meal replacer. And, if you don't eat another fruit or veggie all day (I do not support this lol) you will still be ahead of most humans in their fresh raw food consumption.

IF, this is not sweet enough for you - try adding two dates. And don't forget your reusable straw. Costco sells them in bunches of about 67 straws with their own carrying case for about a dozen dollars. Pick up a set and save the world.


Happy Blending!

 

About the Author:


Adelle is currently writing her first book, outlining her journey through life, lessons, and most recently - her battle with cancer. She is a sugar-addict turned health-freak, avid hiker, horseback rider, and holistic healthcare advocate. Sign up for our newsletter to follow along with her journey and be the first to know when her memoir is available!


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