I’m trying to come up with balanced smoothies for the days when my nausea is really bad. I just made this one for my hubby. It has an interesting nutty flavour thanks to the wheat germ.
- 2 tbsp. wheat germ
- 1 banana
- 6 strawberries
- 2 handfuls spinach
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- water to the max line (or milk of your choice for a richer taste)
Toss ingredients in Nutribullet and process for a minute or until desired consistency.
I’ve always found the idea of hummus appealing but I found that the store bought versions were always too strong for my tastes. The following is a recipe that I adapted from this one that I found on MarthaStewart.com.
Recipe: Yields about 1 cup, serving size is 1 tbsp.
Rinse and drain chickpeas.
- Place chickpeas and 1/2 cup of water in the Nutribullet.
- Add the lemon juice, garlic, cayenne, and curry powder to the Nutribullet and process until smooth.
- Stir in the parsley and place in airtight container.
(total recipe) 300 calories, 77 carbs, 3 fat, 21 protein, 529 sodium, 0 sugar.
(per 1 tbsp. serving) 24 calories, 5 carbs, 0 fat, 1 protein, 33 sodium, 0 sugar.
I suppose its not strictly Middle Eastern but I have trouble eating things that are. As far as I can tell from looking up recipes online, generally you flavour this with cumin and black pepper. I didn’t have cumin on hand but I did have a curry mix with cumin in it, so I tossed it in and crossed my fingers. Luckily my gamble worked out and it was pretty yummy. I’ve found a new flavour that I like. I used significantly less lemon than the original recipe called for because citric acid doesn’t sit too well with my stomach. Also since tahini is both hard to find and expensive I omitted it altogether.
This tasted great with crix crackers and cucumber and carrot sticks.
I picked up some spinach yesterday thinking that it would be better than cabbage in my nutriblasts. Cabbage tends to leave a very distinct after taste and some days that can make me rather nauseous. I find that imported spinach has a very bland taste so I’m hoping it will make great smoothies.
Recipe: Yields 2 cups
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 banana
- 1 cup seedless red grapes
- 1 cored apple
- 1/8 cup almonds
Toss ingredients in your tall cup and process for about 30-40 seconds and enjoy..
Nutrition facts: 398 calories; 82 carbs; 7 fat; 7 protein; 26 sodium; 56 sugar.
Turns out that I was right about the spinach. This nutriblast was pleasantly sweet and very green.
Today was yet another holiday I was unprepared for. Sometimes the amount of holidays can be a real pain. Especially when the fetes end up being all night affairs. Last night there was a fete the went well into the wee hours of the morning. We finally fell asleep around 3 a.m. utterly exhausted. Thankfully my trusty new Nutribullet meant that making breakfast was a snap.
1-2 handfuls of cabbage
- 1 banana
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup watermelon
- 1/8 cup flaxseed
Toss ingredients in your tall cup and extract for about 30 seconds.
Nutrition facts: 254 calories; 54 carbs; 4 fat; 5 protein; 15 sodium; 29 sugar
My nutriblast was a bit sour on account of the strawberries, so I think next time I’ll buy fresh strawberries and freeze them.
I got a Nutribullet today in the hopes that I will finally be able to ingest something that’s healthy. My first NutriBlast involved beet root. Now I really hate beet root, just eating a piece has been known to reduce me to projectile vomit. Why am I eating it then? Because I need the iron and I really don’t want to take any more supplements on top of what I’m already taking.
The recipe; Yields 2 cups
Toss ingredients in Nutribullet for about 30 seconds and enjoy.
Nutrition facts: 148 calories, 29 carbs, 3 fat, 3 protein, 225 sodium, 20 sugar.
I found that it was too filling to drink the entire thing and it had a bit of a chewy consistency so I’m thinking that I need to allow it to process for a bit longer next time but I didn’t actually mind the consistency. One cup was enough for me, the nutrition facts are for the entire concoction.
Much to my surprise not only was I not nauseous but it was pretty yummy. I wonder if the banana had anything to do with that?