I've decided to start a blog for my kitchen creations and gourmet delights I find around the islands. I've been eating a non-dairy and gluten free diet for almost 3 months now because of a sore tummy. I just got off a 5 day cleanse this past weeks so I am trying to make food that makes my tummy and tongue happy. I have been experimenting with smoothies for a few weeks now with a the goal of a creamy non-dairy deliciousness. Today I made a wonderful berry smoothie that was just the right combination of fresh sweetness, creamy texture and wholesome healthiness. Perfect to make to go as well! Just pour straight into a tall, insulated coffee cup from the blender.
about 1/4 c frozen blueberries
about 1/4 c frozen strawberries
1/4 c plain yogurt* (*I used soy but any yogurt is fine)
1 heaping T almond butter
1 1/2 T ground flaxseed
1 T maple syrup* (*optional; it is a LGI sweetener)
3/4 to 1 c of hempmilk* (*any kind of milk will work)
small handful of ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend about 2 minutes until smooth consistency. Enjoy!
*~This recipes makes about one large serving. If you want to thin it out a bit add more ice cubes and/or milk.
*~LGI; Low Glycemic Index, which means it takes longer to metabolize than most sugars to metabolize in your body.
Lets face it.. not everyone is stocked like a natural health food store so feel free to add to or change the recipe.
soy yogurt~dairy or goat yogurt
almond butter~peanut butter
ground flaxseed~flaxseed oil
maple syrup~agave nectar
hempmilk~soy milk, almond milk, hazelnut milk, dairy, or goat milk