Smoothie Recipe: Don’t try this at home.

I’ve been experimenting with smoothies recipes lately.  The key word there is “experimenting”.

Today I thought I would try to re-create the flavor of my Blueberry Banana Blaster muffins. How hard could it be? Blueberries, bananas, and bran were the easy part.  I opted to use orange juice for liquid.  I had All Bran Buds so I used them.

The result? It was really thick. The first few mouthfuls were intriguing enough that I thought I liked it.  It was mildly flavoured with just a little sweetness.  I proceeded to drink half of it and then it hit me:  Ew.  Not good!  I tidied up my mess and when I went to dispose of the remains down the drain, the leftovers plopped into the sink in a congealed mass that had the imprint of the cup in it (like really thick yogurt).  My guess is that the bran swelled which caused the consistency to change.  The thought of that made my gut swell, I swear!  Here’s the recipe below, just so you know what not to make!
1/4 cup all bran buds
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1 banana

Looks pretty good eh?  Yeah, just remember: looks can be deceiving!


Recipe: Post-Run Smoothie (Robcoat)

I was cold this morning when I returned from my run.  I was also hungry and sweaty.  I felt an urgent need to eat/shower/get warm simultaneously.  My solution?  Make a smoothie and drink most of it on my way up to the shower.  This one hit the spot  so I thought I would share.

Robcoat smoothie

(get it? Rasberries, Orange juice, Banana, Cranberry, OATmeal.  Lame, I know.  But trust me, you’ll remember it!)

1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 banana
1/4 cup oatmeal (uncooked!)

I tossed it all into the container that came with my Braun hand mixer, gave it a few pulses and voila: breakfast in a jiffy.

For all the nutrient-oriented readers out there, here’s the scoop on this:

Total Calories: 307

  • Fat = 3 g
  • Protein= 8 g
  • Carbohydrates = 63 g
  • Fibre = 9 g
  • Sugar = 3 g
  • Calcium = 55 mg
  • Iron = 3 mg
  • Sodium = 6 mg

Nutrient analysis performed using AccuChef Software

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