Now, I am obviously going to tell you how easy it is to make a smoothie at home, and how rewarding it can be. But I know there are some occasions when you just don’t have the time, or energy to deal with the kitchen (trust me, most night’s its hard for me to get the motivation to cook). AND I HAVE A FABULOUS RECIPE FOR A PALEO SMOOTHIE TO OFFER YOU!
So when heading out to your local Jamba Juice or Smoothie King (In Hoboken the place to go is Re-Juice-A-Nation) the key to making sure your smoothie is truly healthy and paleo-friendly is to watch the ingredient list! Beware of ingredients: if your smoothie is made with apple juice, or worse, fruit in heavy syrup, you may be getting more calories than you expect. You also need to keep an eye on the serving size; getting the extra-big cup for an extra 50 cents might not be worth it, especially if it’s loaded with sugar and other artificial ingredients!
My typical morning smoothie recipe is about as basic as can be but still offers the creamy, cool, nutrient dense refreshment of a higher-calorie, non-paleo drink. If you'd like to increase the protein, throw in some macadamia nuts (for those of us off dairy!), or even a little whey powder (if you're more primal than paleo). --- I'll post on primal vs. paleo differences in the near future!--- In fact, you should feel free to experiment in all sorts of different ways with your own smoothie recipes - if you have a blender and a well-stocked refrigerator, your kitchen can become your own smoothie bar!
SOMBAK Organic Smoothie
Makes about 25-30oz