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How to Make the Perfect Smoothie

The protein shake has been my fall back breakfast for the past several months, so I was super excited that all the ingredients are Daniel-friendly. We had to make one modification, and that was swapping the whey protein powder for rice based powder. To make the perfect smoothie, I use fresh fruits to make juice instead of using store bought, which usually is highly processed and contains added sugar. I also am not a fan of almond milk, but that can be used as well.


Here are the smoothie ingredients: Fresh strawberries, nectarine, kiwi, rice protein powder, spinach and frozen strawberries.

For today’s smoothie, I started with strawberries and sliced off the leaves.

Then I added a nectarine…

And finally, a kiwi fruit for extra sweetness.

Drop all the cut fruit into the blender, and get ready to pulverize!

Then I added spinach leaves and protein powder.

And then the frozen fruit. If you try to do this first, the frozen chunks may just spin around the blender, unless you have one of those Vitamix machines. Blend for a while for all the little pieces of fruit to mix together nice and smooth. Then pour into your favorite vessel. This morning I chose a little dessert glass and garnished with a strawberry. Yum.. kinda. I didn’t dissolve the rice powder in a liquid first, so it had a really chalky taste. I will take a different approach for the next smoothie. This is dissolving step isn’t needed for whey protein powder, but since whey comes from milk, it’s not Daniel-friendly.

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