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Gluten Free Smoothies

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Three variations of gluten free smoothies: Berry Protein, Watermelon and Strawberry and sweet Raspberry. All healthy, all delicious.


Berry Protein Smoothie

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Use your favorite protein powder in this berry protein smoothie recipe aiming for about 20 g of pure protein Check the nutrition information on the product. The amount you use will depend on the product.

We have given two options for fruit, but you can use any soft seasonal fruit such as mango, custard apple, persimmon and all other berries.

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and detox friendly!

1 cup soy or rice milk
2-3 tablespoons protein powder
1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or your favorite berries, or berries in season

Place the ingredients in a jug and use a hand-held blender to combine. Or mix in a blender.

Variations:

  • In place of blueberries, use 1 small ripe banana and the pulp of 1 to 2 passionfruit.
  • Add 3 tsp freshly ground linseeds and 1 teaspoon psyllium husks before blending for a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids and increased dietary fiber. Serve immediately as these additions will thicken the drink on standing.

Watermelon and Strawberry Smoothie

Watermelon and Strawberry Smoothie

This Watermelon and Strawberry Smoothie makes the most refreshing warm weather drink you can imagine. This recipe lightens it with soda water which makes it feel more like a cocktail.

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and detox friendly!

1 pound 2 ounces watermelon, chilled, rind removed, seeded and roughly chopped
6-1/2 strawberries, chilled and hulled
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh lemongrass
Soda water, to serve
Ice cubes, to serve

Place watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, ginger and lemongrass in a blender. Blend to a smooth puree.

Fill serving glasses two-thirds full with watermelon mixture, top with soda water and ice cubes and serve. Yield: 2 to 4 servings.

Recipe Note

  • Puree will keep for 1 day in refrigerator. It will also freeze for 2 weeks.

Nutrition Nibbles

Watermelon contains high concentrations of lycopene and vitamins A, B6 and C.

High in vitamin C and other cancer-fighting antioxidants, strawberries also boast a lot of fiber, plus some iron and potassium.


Raspberry Smoothie

Raspberry smoothie

You'll get your dairy and your fruit in this sweet smoothie. In just a few minutes, you have a filling Raspberry Smoothie you can take with you and sip on the way to work.

All you need is a blender, the ingredients and three short minutes to sipping on healthful raspberries!

Raspberries contain folic acid, iron salts, copper salts, vitamins A and C.

1 cup frozen raspberries
12-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate
2 cups 1 percent low-fat milk
1 cup frozen vanilla yogurt

Place all the ingredients in a blender.

Blend on “puree” for 20 seconds. Pour the smoothie into 4 glasses.

Recipe Variation

  • For a thicker smoothie, add a banana.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings Calories: 354; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 6mg; Sodium: 72; Carbohydrates: 77g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 64g; Protein: 7g

Love Raspberry?

More Raspberry Drinks:
1)  Measure 2 tablespoons of raspberry syrup to a glass of ginger ale, soda water or drinking water.
2)  Take 2 quarts of raspberries and express the juice. For each cup of juice add 1/2 cup sugar. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Place in a jar and use 1 to 2 tablespoons in a glass of water.