Green Banana-Kale Smoothie
4 bananas, peeled
½ cup kale leaves, torn up
10 raw almonds
2 raw brazil nuts, shelled
2 sweet dried dates, pitted
1 tsp probiotic powder
1 tsp spirulina powder
water as needed
Put everything in a blender with about a cup or two of water. Blend it, blend it good – for two minutes at most. Add more water (if needed) until desired consistency is reached. Pour into glasses. Drink it! Or eat it with a spoon, if it’s very thick. Um. Serves 2.
Along with the smoothie, today’s mostly-raw breakfast included Marmite, sliced tomato, a sprinkle of nutritional yeast flakes & fresh cracked pepper on raw bread, and a pot of Japanese green tea.
Nutrition: details for the whole breakfast
Brazil nuts contain lots of selenium – they’re the best source around. Apparently just 1 nut a day can fix a deficiency within a week! There’s also B-12 in the Marmite & yeast flakes, more B vitamins in the bananas, vitamin C in the tomato, lycopenes, all sorts of crazy nutrients in the spirulina, minerals in the kale… The bread and nuts contain some fat, but that’s mostly made up of essential omega oils. Zinc, potassium, fibre, yadda yadda yadda. Some specific details (approx):
That’ll do, pig, that’ll do. A pretty good start to the day, and certainly a great energy boost. Coming up next for morning tea: a mandarin! Or two… possibly three… they’re really tasty organic mandarins! And, as a bonus, they’re high in vitamin C and contain a bit of calcium and even some iron. And probably lots of other useful stuff that I can’t think of right now. Fruit is good, ja.