Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I have been searching for the ultimate smoothie mix, one that doesn't require combining a bunch of different ingredients (goji, lucuma, maca powder, chia seeds, etc) like a blender science experiment. Not that I don't have fun with my morning smoothie creations.
Essene started carrying Raw Superfood Protein Smoothie Mix from Essential Living Foods. A quick scan of the ingredients and I was sold. Superfoods are my preferred day-starter.
I mixed my first smoothie with soy milk, frozen strawberries and banana, and a scoop of cashew butter. It was chocolatey and shake-like. I felt immediately energized (this was long before I had finished my morning coffee). At 75 calories, 5 grams fiber, 5 grams protein per 2 tbsps of mix, I was sated for hours.
If only the American smoothie bar would just get it and stop loading up their drinks with honey and intense protein powders that provide way too much protein. I never enjoyed smoothies before I started making them myself, selecting ingredients that made sense, and now I know why. This mix has all of the items that I would put in a smoothie, minus the cold things.