The reason I love a smoothie as a meal sometimes is simply because I can pack so much nutrition into a glass when I need an easy, quick lunch. It’s also a refreshing way to enjoy a meal amidst the summer heat. Without further to do, here’s the recipe……..
- Makes 2 smoothies OR 1 Smoothie and several popsicles
- 1 can or 2 cups organic coconut milk - I like Native Forest, BPA free, avoid the kinds in a carton or homemade (see recipe below)
- 2 cups mixed berries
- ¼ cup pineapple or mango chunks (optional)
- ½ an avocado (optional)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 4-6 eggs yolks from pastured chickens
- 2 tablespoons Great Lakes Gelatin
- 1 Prescript Assist capsule (optional)
- Place all ingredients in blender. Puree on high for 1-2 minutes to fully blend. Serve.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze about 4 hours.
- This makes a very thick smoothie, add more coconut to thin out if desired.
- Note: The green cannister of Great Lakes Gelatin is cold soluble - therefore it's the best option for your smoothies, and it won't be thick and gritty.
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Some of you may be wondering, why add the gelatin? Well, for one thing, I am trying to create a dairy-free recipe, so using whey protein powder is out. I am also trying to get some protein into my smoothie since I think it’s critical to add to every meal. Since most of the protein in eggs is within the white, I am only getting a small amount of protein in each egg yolk, about 2 grams per yolk.
Gelatin is collagen protein, at about 6 grams of protein per tablespoon. Additionally, it’s a great source of amino acids and gelatin aids in the healing of the gut lining. Not to mention, it is much easier to digest, and for anyone with digestion problems, it’s a good option. It’s also a good option because often people drink their smoothies on the go, which is not the best idea because it’s important to be in a relaxed state in order to digest. So, having something easily assimilable is a side perk for this busy world we all live in.
If you are wondering about the probiotic that I mentioned in the recipe, Prescript Assist, you can read more about it here: The Missing Piece to the Probiotic Healing Puzzle.
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