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GINGER PECAN SMOOTHIE

GINGER PECAN SMOOTHIE



This smoothie has it all.  Fruit!, Leafy greens!, Veggies!, Nuts!, and even Grains and Dairy-  oh my!  It’s a pretty hefty smoothie that packs enough calories, fat, protein and varied nutrients to serve as a quick meal replacement.  It’s super filling but will leave you with tons of energy and feeling light.  Ginger is the dominant flavor- so if you prefer a less spicy taste use just 1/4 tsp, or a smaller chunk of the fresh root.  Omit the yogurt for a dairy free rendition, and substitute 1 Tbsp chia seeds for protein.


Ginger Pecan Smoothie
(serves 1)


3 frozen bananas
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup greek yogurt (use organic, plain, non fat)
1/4 cup zucchini roughly chopped into chunks
1 medjool pitted date
1 cup spinach
1/4 cup raw pecans
1/4 inch chunk of fresh peeled ginger, or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg


Blend all of the ingredients in a high speed blender until you’ve achieved a smooth consistency.  Pour in a glass and enjoy!
 

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