Ever since we got out Vitamix, which i want to say is about 4 years, at least, we have had the morning ritual of fruit smoothies going – I remember clearly, we were in Queenstown, NZ and every morning, we would walk down the main drag and there was this incredible smoothie/fresh juice place. The Fruits and veggies looked SO fresh and SO inviting and tasted SO delicious that we came back and as providence would have it, Sam’s Club was having a promo on Vitamix, we grabbed one right away! I must say that the Vitamix has been the best addition to my kitchen helping me grind idli batter, giving me smoothies, lassies, chutneys, thogayals, soups –you name it..Vitamix, I LOVE you! But Any blender will do the trick!
Going back to the smoothie, I also learned, from the several health shows I watch and health magazines and websites, to add a flax seed powder and wheat germs to the smoothie. We also add some Gojji berries for good measure (these are available like dried raisins and are a great snack to have around as well) I found out too that Gojji berries are none other than our Yellandha Pazhams!!! Fancy that :)) Does that bring back the fond memories of LR Eshwari’s crooning of that fruit?? yellandha payeh… It did for me:)) besides, my dear sister who does one helluva an imitation of LRE never lets me forget any of her songs…
But seriously the beauty is they blend in so well, unless you want to be fussy about it, it is totally unnoticeable. Now I present your 5 servings of fruits a day in one delicious glass – Drink up!
Here is the dope on Wheat Germ and flaxseed
Wheat Germ Can Be Used As A Natural Supplement
As with vitamin supplements, wheat germ can be used in the same way, but in a natural form.
Wheat germ is a good source of:
* B vitamins such as folate, niacin, thiamin, and vitamin B6
* Complex carbs
* Omega-3 fatty acids
* Vitamin E
Ingredients: All the fruits you like, or are available (frozen or fresh)+ 1 tbs of Wheat germ + 1Tbl spoon of Flaxseed powder + 1 Table spoon of Gojji berries – Blended. –
NOTE: If your fruits are too sour and not sweet enough, add a couple of spoons of brown sugar or sugar substitute…You want to enjoy what you drink even if you’re doing it to get your 5 servings of fruits
Tip for moms with little ones who don’t like their fruits – Blend the fruits and add their oatmeal or rice cereal and feed. MY little one has practically been raised on this since she started on solid foods.
Here’s to a healthy start to your days
Signing off with Love until I blog about my veggie smoothie