|My favorite mornings are outside with this shake. The green color comes from |
the handful of spinach I added just to increase my greens and calcium. Otherwise,
it's a lovely pale orange reflecting fall's bounty.
BERNARDO'S PUMKIN PIE SHAKE
1/2 of an organic, roasted sweet potato cut into large chunks
(bake several in advance and store in fridge for all kinds of uses on the diet)
1 & 1/2 cups of unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk
1 serving whey protein powder (vegan versions available)
1/4 tsp each ground ginger, ground cloves and ground nutmeg
1 pitted date
1/2 cup of ice cubes.
I give it a whirl in a Vitamix (my new best friend) per blending instructions for a creamy treat for breakfast or lunch. This week, I started trying adding some things in. I found that a handful of organic spinach doesn't alter the flavor. A a spoonful of flaxseed also adds more texture and fiber, so I threw in both. All of the smoothies from the plan I'm following via Eliminating Excess are surprisingly delicious and super filling. Get the book to find your favorite.
These concoctions are providing a much higher energy level than I've experienced in years, with clear skin as a bonus! Keep following for more details about this adventure in clean eating and good health!