My children love smoothies… and so do I.
I sometimes make smoothies as a meal replacement, and when I do, I try to make them as healthy as possible. My ND gave me a recipe for a smoothie called “Primordial Ooze,” but I just couldn’t get past the consistency. It had hemp seeds, cilantro, parsley, avocado… in addition to other things. Obviously, from the name, one could probably guess it was very ooze like. I just couldn’t do it.
So… I revamped the recipe to make it more “kid and Megan” friendly. For all of you parents out there, my children love the revamped version. It’s a great way to sneak some more veggies, fiber, and some good Omega 3′s into their diets.
Put all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If desired, add more almond milk to adjust the consistency.
This will make about two servings (or a large glass for me, and a mini glass for my mini-me!)
I’m sure many of you are curious about the dulse flakes (dried seaweed). You really can’t tell there is seaweed in this smoothie… promise. What I can tell you are that dulse flakes contains high levels of iodine, as well as calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. It has vitamins A, C, E, and most of the B vitamins, including B6 and B12. So, as you can see… you can’t go wrong adding a teaspoon of seaweed here, and a teaspoon of seaweed there. Especially when you can sneak it in your diet without noticing it.
If I am eating this as a meal replacement, I normally grab a handful of nuts to go with it.