I love it when things come in glass jars because it means I have a free storage container that isn’t made of plastic. Glass containers almost always end up costing more, but considering the use you get out of them, the product is generally worth buying. I love that coconut oil, nut butters and brown rice syrup all come in glass.
The last few weeks, I haven’t been drinking a morning smoothie. Part of the reason for this is that I’ve been traveling a lot, but another reason is that I seem to have lost every single 15oz+ glass jar AND drink containers that I had in my kitchen. I have no idea how this happened. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a $7 (OUCH) jar of organic brown rice syrup to make the brown rice treats in The Kind Diet. For the record, those things are delicious, brown rice syrup + peanut butter results in caramel. So, after I made my treats on Monday, I had a glass jar for smoothies again. :swoon:
I’m trying to figure out the best smoothie to make that will be packed with nutrients AND keep me full. In the past, I’ve always done greens, banana, blueberries, almond milk and sometimes 1/2 a serving of protein powder…because protein powder is either gritty or gross in my experience. And I’ve tried a lot of them. This morning I mixed it up a bit.
2 T flax meal= 60 cal/4.5Gfat/4G Fiber/3G protein
2 C raw spinach: 14 cal/0 Fat/2 G Fiber/1 G protein
1 banana 105 calories/0 Fat/3 G Fiber/1 G protein
¼ c strawberries 12 calories/0 Fat/0 Fiber/0 Protein
¼ c blueberries 21 calories/0 fat/1 g fiber/0 protein
1 T raw honey 43 calories/0 fat/0 fiber/0 protein
1 c unswt vanilla almond milk 40 calories/3 g fat/1 g fiber/2 g protein
Totals: 295 calories, 7.5g fat, 11g FIBER, 7 g protein
I take honey for my allergies typically, but since I was using unsweetened almond milk; I threw it into my smoothie instead. So when I look at the final count on this I notice a few things…the calorie count is lower than I thought, it doesn’t have enough protein and the fat count is lower than I thought. I’m not sure how to fix the protein issue since I really, really don’t like how gritty hemp protein makes things, I don’t like how rice protein makes things taste-grossly sweet, and I get enough soy protein without dumping it in my smoothie. Pea protein sounds so unappealing that I’m not willing to spend money on it. Maybe I should use hemp milk instead. What goes in your morning smoothie? What Can I do to make my smoothie more nutritionally superior?
Ok, so yes, my smoothie was bigger than the jar, I drank about 6 ounces of it at home before packing up the rest. And looking at my nutritional stats makes me wonder how in the hell smoothie King packs soooooooooooo many calories into their smoothies!?