We are under the 24 hour countdown to the end of Daniel.  I can’t tell you how much I’m craving a rare piece of meat.  In fact, I’d be totally happy tomorrow consuming only a steak, a brownie and a glass of wine.  As Daniel comes to a close, I wanted to share a new smoothie recipe that I’ll probably be sticking to post-Daniel.  Don’t be deterred by the green ingredient… you can’t taste it AND it makes your smoothie the coolest color of the rainbow.

Turtle Power Smoothie

1 cup baby spinach

1 cup Almond Milk (or milk of your choosing)

1 T ground flax seeds

1 or 2 blocks silken lite tofu*

1 frozen banana

1/3 tsp peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/3 tsp xanthan gum**

1 packet of stevia or sweetener of choice

Put all ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet and let er rip!  Enjoy the smoothie as you admire its beautiful color.

*This tofu usually says “perfect for smoothies, sauces, etc” and is normally 45 cals a serving.  I use 1-2 servings based on my hunger factor.

**This stuff magically makes your smoothie thicker, it’s awesome.  I got the Bob’s Red Mill brand that was on the baking aisle.  Don’t use too much though, apparently it helps move your system along if you know what I mean.  And I hope that you do.