Thursday, August 7, 2014

Recipe Series: Toby's Protein Smoothie

By: Claire Tenscher

I saw Toby’s smoothie in the refrigerator and tracked him down to find out what was in it. I had never considered putting dry oats in a smoothie; I always thought you had to cook them. His recipe is very simple and has lots of protein but it tastes like dessert to me.

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1 C Rolled Oats
1⁄2 C blueberries
1 banana
1 TBL Flax Seed
1 Scoop of protein powder (or two, just a single serving depending on which brand you use)
1-2 TBL Peanut Butter
1.5-2 C Milk


I made a version with homemade Sprouted Almond Milk and vegan Pea Protein and it turned out great.  I’ve made it several times with other fruits and almond butter, every time it is filling. I really enjoy the texture that the oats add.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Recipe Series: Rachel's Green Drink

By: Claire Tenscher

We thought we’d kickoff our recipes series with this one from our Wellness Coordinator Rachael. A couple of years ago, when we both worked weekends, she would come in every morning with a big mason jar full of green. Each morning is slightly different depending on what greens looks good, whether she wants to add more or less cayenne, if she has any other fruit to throw in. I always gave her a bad time about it, but one morning she brought me in my own little jar. After that I looked forward to the weekend morning when she had a little extra to share. I’d like to share that same experience with you, here’s her general recipe:
1⁄2 lemon
Small chunk of ginger
1 orange
1 apple,
3 dried Turkish figs
A handful of fresh parsley
6-10 leaves of collards and/or kale
1 Tbl carob powder
2 Tbl Coconut Butter

To personal preference:
Superfood Berry Powder
cinnamomum verum (true cinnamon)
Vitamineral Green
Sprouted Almonds
Alfalfa and clover sprouts 

Throw it all in a blender – make sure there is some liquid at the bottom of the blender. Rachael doesn’t core the apple or peel the orange but you can if you want!