1 pack fresh mushrooms (any variety)
1 medium onion roughly chopped
3/4 garlic cloves roughly minced
1 cup 2% milk
1 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
A pat of butter
Rosemary to garnish
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Blend all the ingredients together till very smooth..
Enjoy this daily dose of goodness.
*Note: None of the above ingredients is a must have, and you can make it with any subset of the above that you have on hand. My mom occasionally even adds pumpkin!
*Note 2: It tastes way better than it looks :)
*Note 3: For a kid friendly version use bananas, strawberries, blueberries, baby spinach and any variety of milk. In my 8 year old's own words "This is a great way to get me to eat fruits and veggies"
I thought I would never write this anywhere on this website, but this recipe is my husband's concoction. I say this in the most loving way possible, since he cannot cook to save his life. I mean it.
One a sunny morning, around 6 months ago, I struggled to keep a straight face when he announced that he would have a smoothie everyday for breakfast. I found this to be highly improbable since he loves his toast and eggs and was very curious to see how he would pull it off. I gave him a week tops to lose interest. He however, not only exceeded my expectations by sticking to his plan, but also turned me into a believer! A tall order, that.
Initially I looked at him like he was nuts when he handed me a glass full of muddy looking sludge, but this is the very recipe that turned me into a daily smoothie drinker. It is very simple really. There is no thinking to do, no decision making. You get up, you have your smoothie. You cover a large portion of your daily requirements of protein (which if you are a vegetarian I promise you, you are not getting enough of) and a chock full of fiber and omega 3s. Also most importantly it keeps you really satisfied and is an incredible help in weight management.
1 cup ripe papaya (substitute with banana if unavailable)
1 - 1/2 cup baby spinach (or kale if you prefer)
1/2 ripe avocado
1/2 cup blueberries (or strawberries if unavailable)
1/2 cup drinking coconut milk (not the cooking variety) OR
1/2 cup almond milk OR
1/2 cup coconut water
1 heaping tbsp flaxeed powder
1 scoop unsweetened protein powder
*If you don't have papaya/blueberries/banana, you can use 2 dates as a healthy sweetener.