A Virtuous Smoothie

by Laura on November 26, 2010

I have a master’s degree in nutrition, though you wouldn’t guess it from the content of this site.  I suppose I assume that most people don’t get too excited about recipes for seaweed salads and kale.  But after a day of button-popping indulgence, perhaps this virtuous berry banana smoothie will be appealing.  I make one almost every day.  It’s packed full of things that are ridiculously good for you, but it tastes like a treat and comes in around 300 calories per generous serving.

My mom’s husband likes to tease me about recipes like this and about things like tofu and shopping at a natural foods co-op.  I think he has visions of men with flowing hair in burlap tunics spontaneously clasping hands for a round of “Kumbaya” or “I’d Like To Teach the World to Sing.”  We’ve only done that a few times where I shop, and we weren’t wearing burlap tunics—well, most of us weren’t.  (Do I need to clarify here that I’m kidding?)  When I write a recipe like this, I think of him.  This one’s for you, Tim!  To your good health —no tunic required!

Music for making a virtuous smoothie:
Cat Stevens’ Gold

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1 Kris Jacobson November 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm

wow. such gorgeous colors.

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