Wheat germ smoothie

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.

Recipe:

  • 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.

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Another day another blast.

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.

Watermelon nutriblast

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.

Recipe:

  • 1-2 handfuls of cabbage
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1/8 cup flaxseed
  • water

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.

Beet root nutriblast

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

  • 1 small beet root (2 inch dia)
  • 1/2 a medium banana
  • 1 cup almond milk

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?