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Why Not a Savory Smoothie?

Posted on July 21, 2010 by crankycheryl

I like the nutrition and transportability of a breakfast smoothie, but I don’t always want something sweet first thing in the morning.  I started making these during the heatwave a couple of weeks ago, and have been pretty breakfast-happy with them.   They’re healthy, creamy and tart, and have enough protein to keep me reasonably satisfied until lunchtime.  Plus not having fruit or sweet things in them means that the boys never, ever abscond with my cup.

Savory Super-Green Smoothie
Makes 1

  • 1 c. plain lowfat dairy or soy yogurt
  • 1/4 c. soy milk, whey from yogurt, or milk
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • handful of spinach or lettuce
  • 1 T. tahini
  • 1/2 t. spirulina powder
  • 1 T. green olives or your favorite salsa
  • 3 or 4 ice cubes

Stir, blend & repeat until nice & smooth.

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  • http://hippoflambe.com Robin (Hippo Flambe)

    I think I would leave out the olives or salsa, but still yum! That seems like a great idea. We had fruit smoothies for lunch with chunks of cheese on the side many times during the heat wave.

    -Robin

  • http://www.cookforgood.com Linda Watson

    Sounds terrific … breakfast avocado! It’s so much fun taking something sweet to the savory side. I finally conquered my oatmeal phobia by making it with tahini and green onions.

    http://cookforgood.com/oatmeal_for_breakfast_recipe.html

  • http://crankycakes.com crankycheryl

    Thanks Robin! Thanks Linda! Robin – without the olives or salsa it’s a little bland, I think. If you have a good substitute let me know. Linda your comment makes me realize that I forgot to include 1 T. tahini in the original post, which I will now fix.


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