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
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.
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"
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.