Day 286 – Blueberry-Spinach Smoothie

Blueberry-Spinach Smoothie
Blueberry-Spinach Smoothie

I’ve pulled out my ‘Becoming Raw’ book and flicked right through to the back to the menu planning section.

Becoming Raw is a book which goes into all the details about nutritional aspects of raw food.  It discusses Recommended Dietary Intakes, Enzymes, the effects of cooking and it is all based on scientific research.  The reference section at the back of the book is huge!

An excellent book for anyone who wants to learn more about the nutritional aspects of raw.

The section at the back is dedicated to recipes and daily Menu Plans for a 100% raw diet.  Each plan meets the RDI’s.  I have eaten 100% raw before for a few days but not in a way where I was planning to ensure I have all the protein, calcium, vitamins, carbs, fiber, fats, fiber etc that I need.  So I have decided to try a few days of entirely raw and see what it is like eating in a way that meets all the RDI’s…

Flickering through the menu plans I see bunches of Kale, cups of vegetables, pounds of fruit… I’m getting a bit worried…

Anyway – let’s see how this goes…  I am working up to it – trying out a few recipes first.

My first is supposed to be Blueberry Kale Smoothie but I only had spinach in the fridge.  Kale is packed with higher nutrient content than spinach so when I actually ‘do’ my days 100% raw at the RDI I will use Kale in this recipe instead.

Ingredients:

Blend together 2 cups kale or spinach, 1 1/4 cups blueberries, 1 frozen banana, 1 peeled orange, 3/4 cup filtered water and 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed.

This is 1 serving and will make about 2 1/2 cups.

This is breakfast!

Ally x

 

 

 

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