Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie with pear, matcha, crystallized ginger, soy yogurt, and soy milk. It…
We are finally done with all the major holidays, at least for now. It is time to get back to a healthier and leaner diet after the feasting of the past two months. I am so looking forward to lighter foods and warmer days. While it is still cold here, the days are slowly getting brighter and longer again. Spring will be here in slightly over a month…YAY!
Of late, you have probably noticed that I am into smoothies. Our day starts early because of school and work and so breakfast is early. By mid morning I feel like I need a little something to carry me through. Since I do not favor chewing on fruits and raw vegetables at that time, incorporating them into a smoothie is a good way to get the nutrients into the body. I find it light and refreshing and it gives me a boost of energy. On days when I take a smoothie, it is not necessary for me to do lunch. Works out really well for me.
I usually use unsweetened soy milk as a base for my smoothies since that is what my boys drink in the morning. We love soy milk but it has a stronger flavor which may not always combine well with some fruits. Coconut milk in cartons is a good option as it has a very mild flavor but it is not something I purchase on a regular basis. I only buy it occasionally for curries and desserts. That leaves me with rice or almond milk. I decided to go with the latter this time because they were on sale at my regular health food store last week. These do not come refrigerated and so I bought a couple of cartons to store in the pantry.
The regular almond milk is lightly sweetened with 7 grams of sugar per serving and it worked really well in this Kiwi Kale Smoothie. There is no need to add any sweetener to the smoothie. In fact, I really enjoyed the slightly tangy combination. The bits of kale provided some roughage and I love the color it lent to the smoothie! 🙂
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎