Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Banana Carob Smoothie

Happy Day, foodies!! I know it's been awhile since I've posted, but my schedule between 3 jobs, school & life has been craaaaaazy busy & only gets busier. C'est la vie :)
Though I drink smoothies everyday, it's been awhile since I've created a new recipe for them. However, I've been finding that I can't really tolerate too many types of food anymore.
I used to be able to have gluten here and there, but I got sick from eating it this weekend. And protein powders, I have found, are partly to blame for my digestive issues & cramps.
So what's a girl to do? I've found what helps me thrive, feel energetic & remain focused is.....low fat, raw foods! I'm still eating plain, steamed veggies as well (brussell sprouts, broccoli, etc), to help with digestion. But other than that, my diet has been entirely fruits & veggies for about a week (except for the killer pizza). I do still have some older recipes to post, though, so you will see some cooked foods here & there. I love how this is pushing me to get more creative :) Because oohhhh, I have!
Sooooo after a large introduction, here is my new, naked smoothie, the way nature would want it to be :) lovelovelove this smoothie, & I know you will, too! <3

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups water (or more, as needed)
2 tbs carob powder
2 cups spinach
1/2 cup mango
2 bananas

Directions:
1) Blend! Drink! Love :)

peace, love, food <3
Char, xo

P.S. more smoothies to come! Including a Satin Green Smoothie ;)

2 comments:

Nicholas said...

Protein powders give you problems too? I have problems with all except hemp protein and Vega mix. You still ok with them or no?

Char said...

I have only tried Vega, & I know a lot of people who have difficulties with it, too. I can have it once in awhile, but I've pretty much always had a sensitive digestive system, so I've learned to be careful. From what I've heard, it's apparently the inulin that's in Vega which causes cramping/bloating/gas. I used to feel great drinking it, but not so much in the last couple months. I may keep it as a once in awhile type thing, but focus mostly on fruits n veggies

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