Saturday, April 12, 2014
adding a dollop of peanut butter. And from there, I guess we realized how easy it would be to bump it up a few more notches nutritionally while still maintaining the illusion of having a breakfast milkshake. Now we add ground flax seed or ground hemp seeds, spirulina, leafy greens, chia seeds, and peanut butter--by themselves or in combination with each other. On special occasions I'll add a few drops of vanilla which really does make it taste like a milkshake. A little goes a long way though. Too much makes the smoothie sickeningly sweet. Speaking of sweet: I've also added a small dab of honey when I've found my mixture of nuts and greens has diminished the sweetness more than I'd prefer.
My friends, David and Michelle, recently got a Vitamix. I have had a few pangs of want for one, I must say, since I saw it in action. It can turn fruit into a smoothie without added liquid. It can liquefy fruit! I think that is impressive. It can also make dry chickpeas into chickpea flour in a matter of minutes. That was loud, but equally impressive. They're crazy expensive though so maybe someday....