Safe & Simple Strawberry Smoothie
If you’re following both the blog and my Facebook page, you’ve probably noticed a trend — smoothies! That’s because I’ve been at the Mayo Clinic for a week and, as you know, it can be difficult to find safe and nutritious food while away from home. Fortunately, with my Magic Bullet and a variety of juices from the local Super Target, I’ve been able to make nourishing, GP-friendly drinks* right in my hotel room.
This morning I made a strawberry protein smoothie that I just had to share. Since strawberries are of one of the non-GP-friendly foods that I miss the most — especially in smoothies — I was really excited to give this a try. It did not disappoint!
This low-fat, low-fiber “recipe” has about 7 grams of protein [soy and milk] and provides a significant amount of vitamins B6, B12 and C. Best of all, it’s really tasty. It was definitely on the thick side and rather filling though, so next time I’ll add some water to thin it out after blending.
Blend the juices and ice in a blender or Magic Bullet until smooth. Add as much water as necessary to reach desired consistency. [Or just combine the juices in a glass and dilute with about 4 ounces of water for a thinner drink.]
Note: This drink does have quite a bit of sugar, about 19 grams, most of which comes from the strawberry juice and banana puree. Still, it has less sugar [and far fewer fake ingredients] than Boost, Ensure or Enlive.
*Not all of the smoothies I’ve tried have settled equally well in my stomach. But they are all low-fat, low-fiber and GP-friendly (no pulp, seeds, skins, etc.) — so I encourage you to experiment and find the ones that work best for you, too!
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