Another Trio of Smoothies

Another round of smoothies as part of this Wellness Cleanse.  I am learning that because of my sweet tooth, I like the fruit-based smoothies more than than the veggie-based ones.  However, it is still important for me to vary it up.  You'll also notice that the vessel of choice this week was jars.  I had to get them to work.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Veggie Smoothie
4 tomatoes
1 small carrot
2 stalks celery
5 leaves romaine lettuce
1 tablespoon flax seed meal
1 small red pepper
1/3 cup basil
1 pinch salt
1/4 bulb fennel
1/2 cup jicama
2 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Hot sauce to taste

Some notes:
  • Oh, well, hello salad.  This literally is drinking your salad.  But quite yummy.
  • Again, another monster smoothie.  But I think I am coming to understand that I like my smoothies a little on the thinner side, so I add more water.  You can add less, have less, and have a thicker smoothie.
  • And seriously, I don't think it matters what veggies you put in this one as long as you have tomatoes as your base.
  • Sweet business:  high in manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, not to mention fiber.  
Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 220
Total Fat:  3.9 grams (Saturated Fat .5)
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 229 mg
Carbohydrates:  40.4 grams (Fiber 17.3)
Protein 9.5 grams
Vitamin A:  311%
Vitamin C: 315%
Calcium:  17%
Iron:  19%

Almond Banana Smoothie
2 cups almond milk
1/4 cup almond butter
1 banana, peeled
2 tablespoons flax seed
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or from a vanilla bean
greens (I used 2 leaves kale, 8 leaves romaine)

Some notes:
  • I split this one over two meals because it's a big one.
  • But look a the calcium people!
Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 671
Total Fat:  48.7 grams (Saturated Fat 4.1)
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 369 mg
Carbohydrates:  49.5 grams (Fiber 15.1)
Protein 18.4 grams
Vitamin A:  182%
Vitamin C: 95%
Calcium:  84%
Iron:  33%

Tropical Smoothie
1 cup coconut water
1 blood orange (which I peeled 1/2 of and left the peel on the other half)
3/4 cup mango
1 banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 stalk celery
3 leaves kale
1 cup fennel
Ice cubes

Some notes:
  • This one has a lot of sugar grams, which is troubling, but it also has a ton of fiber and vitamin C (and its calcium ain't bad either).
  • One of the tastiest smoothies I rocked this week, and I actually think it is because I used some of the orange peel.  The orange is the dominant flavor, and in a good way.
Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 428
Total Fat:  6.8 grams (Saturated Fat 1.2)
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 324 mg
Carbohydrates:  93.6 grams (Fiber 20.8)
Protein 10.3 grams
Vitamin A:  101%
Vitamin C: 310%
Calcium:  31%
Iron:  19%


By Popular Demand

Ottolenghi's Lemon and Eggplant Risotto

Ottolenghi's Semolina, Coconut and Marmalade Cake

Whole Roasted Celery Root from NOPI

Ottolenghi's Lamb Shawarma

Ottolenghi's Thai Red Lentil Soup with Aromatic Chile Oil