#FromScratch chronicles Stephie’s nutrition [r]evolution as she switches her thought process from “where should I eat” to “what should I eat”. Follow her series as she braves the supermarket, starts to cook and explore a new way of eating.
For those of you who may be dropping in on my #FromScratch transformation for the first time, you can read about what has brought me to this point here.
Last Friday was FREAKY as I found myself entering the grocery store with an actual list of 15 ingredients; 15 ingredients that have allowed me to meet [and] surpass my goal of making 1 meal/day this week.
[and yes, you read correctly; in fact, I made 2 meals/day most of the last 6 days: BOOM!]
Mission: a 5-7 Minute Breakfast that packs a punch
Experience: I am NOT a breakfast person; breakfast got 86’d after my heart transplant because I am on anti-rejection meds. These have to be taken at specific times [non-negotiable]. I can’t eat for 2 hours after I take my meds.
Is your breakfast this complicated?!
Thanks to Stefanie Sacks I have a breakfast that is quick, easy, portable, and healthy.
So, I used her Power Green Smoothie recipe from her book, What the Fork Are You Eating, as my guide using ingredients I had on hand. You catch see her make the shake on #AllThingsCancer, so Catch the Replay.
Here’s Stef’s Smoothie Stephie Style:
1 & 1/2 C. plain rice milk
1 handful of kale, spinach, and parsley
2-inch piece of cucumber
1/2 cored apple, skin on
1/2 ripe banana
Freshly grated ginger root
Juice of 1 lime
[Stef also adds avocado, but I didn’t have one on hand]
I combined all the ingredients, liquid first, in my Ninja [and] pureed until it was a smooth as I could get it.
Outcome: It tasted phenomenal, but I didn’t get the texture I was looking for; the spinach didn’t fully pulverize making it difficult to drink. Pat suggested a slight technique change: rough chop the greens [and] put them in first, pulse, then add the liquid: Voila! my Ninja can make smooth smoothies!
- Power Green Smoothies are REALLY good
- You don’t have to have a Vitamix to make smooth though I wouldn’t mind having one [Hint, hint: Hubby]
- Ginger and citrus bring an element of zing to a smoothie
Another mission accomplished [and] it’s almost time for another trip to the grocery store: oh my!
P.S. If I can do this, you can too: joiners?!