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Yellow Romans
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Mean as smoothie

Postby Yellow Romans » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:01 pm

This is a good one for when you're going to be doing something energetic, or as a recovery drink. I use a stick/prong blender for this as it seems to mix everything better than a bowl blender.

350 ml soya milk (11.2g protein, 22.1g carbohydrates, 770 kilojoules)
30g (3 heaped tablespoons) rolled oats (3.8g protein, 17g carbs, 480 kj)
20g (1 heaped tablespoon) ground almonds (4g protein, 4g carbs)
20g (1 tablespoon) peanut butter (5.8g protein, 1.8g carbs, 515 kj)
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil (0g protein, 0g carbs, 515 kj)
1 banana (1g protein, 23g carbs)
1 teaspoon drinking chocolate (0.7g protein, 13.4g carbs, 252 kj)

Total = 26.5g protein, 81.3g carbohydrates, 2,532 kilojoules
I couldn't find kj for the banana or ground almonds

Put the oats and ground almonds in a large blending cup and add 200ml soya milk. Allow to stand a few minutes for the oats to absorb the milk, then add the peanut butter, banana, flaxseed oil and drinking chocolate. Use the stick blender to blend it into a thick mush, then add the rest of the milk. It's easiest to get the oats blended right down if you blend it in this order rather than just tipping all the milk in at once.

The oats give it a bit of a grainy texture which may take a bit of getting used to, so you can always start off with 1 tablespoon first time.
For variation you can add some amaranth or quinoa flakes as well.
You don't have to add oil, but flaxseed oil provides omega 3 fats. Olive oil or canola oil will do so as well, but be aware that 50% of the world's canola crop is GMO so you may want to avoid that.
Sometimes I put in 200ml or so of coconut cream in at the beginning instead of soya milk if I have had a busy day as it provides way more kj
100ml coconut cream = 2.5g protein, 2.6g carbs and 1011 kj.
You can add all sorts of crap to a smoothie. If you want to find out the nutritional content of the ingredients then go to http://www.elook.org/nutrition/

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Postby Ph!1 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:14 pm

thats a bloody good smoothie... must be less lazy and make something like that to cover the taste of my yucky soy protein

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Postby dustbinflowers » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:23 pm

My flatmate introduced me to avacado and banana smoothies. Good with some cashew nuts or almonds added, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey if you're into that. He adds yoghurt, but soymilk is good- and you don't need any honey then.
It did take a while to get my head around the green colour.
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Postby Lentil » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:42 pm

My flatmate introduced me to avacado and banana smoothies


ha ha sounds like one of my daughters favourite baby foods - mashed banana and avocado.

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Postby the croc » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:15 pm

That's a sweet recipe. Just what I've been looking for, cheers!
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Postby MissAnthropy » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:02 pm

we rock the 'charlie brown' smoothie at home heaps... ripped off the recipie from logos :lol:

Banana, big scoop of smooth peanut butter, soy milk, ice, blend... YUM.

Mite try it with the oats next time tho, sounds mean!

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Postby Yellow Romans » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:02 pm

I made the smoothie last night with some avocado in it. It's the first time I've ever been able to put avocado in my mouth in any form without gagging. I'll probably use them in smoothies more often cos they have heaps of good stuff in them. It's just a pity that nearly all of next seasons avocado crop got trashed in that big storm up north. Be prepared for $4 avocados this summer.

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Postby the croc » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:16 pm

Made this just before. Its really good. Chucked in an extra banana and it was easily enough for two people. The oats aren't a problem as long as you blend them well, hardly even noticed them.
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