Smoothie is definitely one of my favorite breakfasts, especially in the summer. But it has to be a thick, satisfying smoothie – no icy, watery slushies here. This smoothie is just perfect. It is so thick and creamy, I don't know what to compare it with, so I resign to calling it CREAMY vanilla smoothie. It is actually a recipe my brother David made – he is the smoothie king in our family. He has made this fantastic vanilla smoothie for breakfast several times, and finally I begged him to write the recipe and allow me to share it on this blog. I mean, you will not believe
how delicious this smoothie is – it is sweet, it is creamy, and it is vanilla – in fact, it tastes just like dessert, despite the fact that it has no refined sugar or oil, supplies 20 g. of protein, is high in fiber, and covers nearly half of the daily need for iron and vitamin C. And it has only three (3) ingredients! However, one bowl is 473 calories, so it is considered a meal that should keep you going all morning, which it does for me. A super starter of the day! Yay!
A little about how I like to eat the smoothie. First of all, I like to eat it in a bowl with a spoon, so I guess this should be called a recipe for smoothie bowls (besides, the smoothie is too thick to drink). Since it is not icy in any way, only satisfyingly cold, I like to just scoop it up as is. However, it is also delicious with granola on top like a breakfast yoghurt bowl, or with torn chunks of sweet bread, or with crumbled sweet crackers, or with cubes of fresh fruit – there are many options! But now I think we should dig in before the smoothie melts! To the kitchen . . . .
David's Creamy Vanilla Smoothie
Yields: 2 bowls (do not double recipe; instead, make two batches)
1/2 c. cooked soybeans
1 1/4 c. water
5 frozen bananas, broken in smaller chunks
1/2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract or flavoring
1. Puree soybeans and water in blender.
2. Add bananas through opening in lid of blender, one chunk at a time.
3. Add vanilla.
4. Serve immediately in bowls with spoons. Good with granola, sweet bread, sweet crackers, or fresh fruit.
Scripture of the Day
"Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Labels: Breakfasts, Desserts