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Fruit Smoothies 101

I've long been interested in energy drinks as blood sugar disorders run rampant in my family so over the years I have perfected protein drinks and smoothies. They are filled with high nutrition, high energy and are representative of true fitness and health. The “power”, “sports”, “fitness” or “energy” drinks are only extensions of my original concept. I question the real power or energy one gets from drinks filled with stimulants. The new wave of canned energy drinks are Trojan horses filled with questionable additives and faux-nutrition. I groan inwardly to think of how many folks guzzle them down without a thought to their health. And, don't even get me started on letting children and teens drink them.

Diet drinks are another source of false refreshment and energy. They are not only void of nutrition but are dangerous to you and your children. Research for yourself starting HERE Now that Elizabeth also has Alpha-gal disease making smoothies to keep up her protein levels are an essential part of her day. Use coconut, almond or rice milk as a substitute for the milk.

Smoothies are quick and easy to make. You can make them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a pick-me-up-snack. The choices are infinite…really. Use my chart below and add to it with your own family favorites. This chart is just the kick-off. The starting line to get you thinking about smoothie ingredients. Kids love to drink them and make them. They love deciding what goes in them. And it’s a great way to use up fruit that is turning soft. Plus it is healthy and yummy. And much better than a toaster breakfast. Or diet drinks. Or so-called energy drinks. We are a sleep deprived nation, so naturally we depend on external stimulants to get us through the day. If you are in this category take time to reevaluate your schedule and your diet. Come on, try a smoothie. You know you want to.

Servings: 1 or 2     Prep time: 5 min     Cooking time: none
Utensils: Blender

Pot Roast
3/4 cup milk or coconut milk - the Liquid
1 cup fruit - the Fruit or Vegetable
8 oz plain yogurt - the dairy (leave out for Alpha-gal)
2 tablespoons natural local honey - the Sweetener
Nuts - optional
1/2 teaspoon vanilla - the Flavoring
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg (opt) - the Other pick me up


Throw it in a blender and hit smoothie. If you use the Magic Bullet like we do reduce the quanities so that it will fit in the blender jar.

Gary's Favorite Morning Smoothie

I have 3 favorites I alternate each morning. We use a Magic Bullet blender, it is quick and easy. Sometimes if I want something cold and refreshing I add an ice cube or two. And, if I am feeling especially naughty a scup of vanilla ice cream. Not approved by Elizabeth, especially the ice cream part.

1 banana, 1 heaping tsp Balance*, 1 pkg black cherry yogurt, top off with milk.
1 banana, 1 heaping tsp Balance*, 1 heaping tbl peanut butter, couple shots of chocolate syrup, top of with milk.
1 banana, 1 heaping tsp Balance*, shot of honey, fresh strawberries, top with milk.

Alternative Recipe Ideas

The grid below shows the variety of ingredients you can use in a drink/smoothie. Use the recipe for measurement guidelines. Pick an item from each column. Go wild mix and match! Email Elizabeth for any clarifications.

Liquid Fruit or Veggie Dairy Sweetener Nuts Flavoring Other
filtered water berries yogurt raw sugar almonds vanilla protein powder
fruit juice apples whey stevia pine nuts cinnamon cocoa
herbal infusions pears cottage cheese maple syrup cashews chocolate wheat germ
veggie juice cherries milk agave peanuts ginger oats
herbal teas raisins coconut milk molasses macadamia cardamom bee pollen
Kefir bananas rice milk honey peanut butter cloves borge oil
barley water noni almond milk Nutella flax seed oil
orange juicie carrots pumpkin seeds black currant oil
tomatoes sun flower seeds nutritional yeast
beets evening primrose oil
celery black pepper
peppers flax seeds
squash sea salt
mango algae
avocado acerola powder
spinach leaves ice
RCV Balance *

* Balance is a Rocky Creek Valley Farm herbal supplement.

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