By Kim Hutchinson
According to my Dad, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past thirty years, everyone knows about, and has partaken in, the nutrient-packed wonder that is the breakfast smoothie. OK, so admittedly Steve and I were uber slow to hop on board the smoothie lifestyle train, but we’re making up for lost time with unbridled enthusiasm and a devil-may-care attitude about the quantity of nutrient-rich foods we can cram into every shake.
Every morning Steve whips us up a batch of this delicious, frosty breakfast-in-a-glass that I so fondly refer to as the ‘efficient delivery system of nutrients‘, or EDSON for short. In case you’re curious what we’re drinking, here’s the ‘recipe’. (I put it in quotations because Steve doesn’t measure. The quantities listed below are his best guesstimates.)
Steve’s EDSON Smoothie
- 1 Scoop Whey Isolate Powder*
- 2 – 3 cups Almond Milk (Organic, Unsweetened)
- 1 Banana, cut into pieces
- 1 Apple, diced (or other fresh fruit)
- 1 – 2 Cups Frozen Fruit (i.e. Blueberries)**
- Handful of Fresh Greens (i.e. Baby Spinach)***
- 2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
- 2 Tbsp. Hemp Hearts
- 2 Tbsp. Milled Flax Seed
- Pinch Turmeric
- Pinch Ginger
*We use Kaizen brand from Costco as it’s economical ; is GMO and pesticide -free, and contains stevia vs. other forms of sweetener.
**Sobeys Our Compliments has a couple great mixes of frozen fruit such as their Power Purple blend and another similar one with acai berries).
***Featured in the photo is the organic Zen Blend by Our Compliments, but any organic salad mix will do.
In a blender, mix some of the almond milk with banana and other fruit. Keep adding in a bit of almond milk with each new ingredient. Just try not to over flow the blender. Ha! Ha! Then gradually add in hemp hearts, chia seeds and whey. Next, add the greens and blend until smooth. Top it off with frozen fruit and blend on low speed until puréed. The frozen fruit is essential for that frosty goodness! Add the spices and then blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses to serve. Voila! An easy-peasy meal that tastes delicious and is so very good for you! 🙂