Have-It-Your-Way Smoothie

By the Gracious Vegan

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You don’t need yogurt or even tofu to make a great, healthy smoothie. Buckwheat groats and nuts deliver protein, healthy carbs, and almost half the recommended daily amount of fiber. This recipe encourages you to play with fruits and flavors to keep from getting bored. The optional super-foods add high levels of antioxidants and other helpful nutrients.

Makes 1 serving

Soak the groats and nuts overnight (they can be soaked together in the same bowl).

  • 3 Tablespoons raw buckwheat groats
  • 3 Tablespoons nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.)

Drain and rinse the buckwheat and nuts. Put them in a blender, add the remaining ingredients, and blend on high until smooth.

  • ¾ cup water (or more if smoothie is too thick to blend) 
  • ½ frozen banana
  • Optional superfoods (highly recommended):
  • ½ Tablespoon flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon amla powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • Sweetener (2 dates, ½-1 Tablespoon agave nectar, a spoonful or two of date sugar, brown sugar, 1 package sweetener with stevia, etc.)

Your choice of:

Zesty Mango

  • ¾ cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

Peachy Comfort

  • ¾ cup frozen peaches
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder

Gingery Blueberry

  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated ginger

Mixed Berry Matcha

  • ¾ cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder

Total time: Overnight + 10 minutes (hands-on time 10 minutes)

Nutrition: whole-food unprocessed

Gluten-free

Nutritional information per serving:          

380 calories, 14g fat, 1g sat. fat, 63g carbs, 4.5mg sodium,12g fiber, 11.5 g protein

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