I talked to one of my friends who is a former nutritionist from Loma Linda hospital about plant-based diets. She said she and her husband decided to try it and one of the helpful things she found is juicing. It’s interesting that they are going mainly plant-based because her husband is a big hunter and their freezer (and mine) are stocked with venison and other game. He also free dives for lobster and fish. (Somehow when they’ve given me lobster, it never makes it to the freezer!)
I’m not 100% plant-based. I’m hypoglycemic and my body craves protein — in the form of chicken, beef and fish. But I’m trying to cut down on meat, so I thought juicing would be a good way to get more fruits and vegetables into my body.
Then my son said juicing removes fiber. He recommended blending. I googled the pros and cons of each and decided to try a blender, too. After a little bit more research I settled on a Ninja blender.
After my morning walks, I am now making fruit smoothies. I haven’t gotten into the green drinks — yet.
Here’s the recipe I threw together for a start. It’s delicious! Normally I don’t measure, but my husband is using an app to track calories so he asked me to.
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup cran raspberry juice
1/4 cup Vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
It is so refreshing but not filling enough for me for breakfast. So, it’s more a pre-breakfast snack.
I almost forgot to take a picture of the finished product, sorry for the half full pic.
Do you prefer blending or juicing? Or neither? If you do like smoothies, can you suggest some recipes or your favorite drinks to try? What is your favorite breakfast?