If ambrosia is the food of the gods, then this is the shake of the gods. Use leftover fruit salad or fruits nearing their expiration point to come up with a different treat every time. Flax adds an important omega-3 fatty acid, and milk adds protein and calcium to an already high-fiber, antioxidant-rich blend.
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- 1 cup / 150 gm banana, kiwi, melon, apricots, peach, pear, plum, nectarines, strawberries, and/or other berries, chopped
- ½ cup / 120 ml low-fat organic soy or Greek yogurt
- ½ cup / 120 ml organic grass-fed or vegan milk* (*use low-fat coconut milk for an ambrosia shake)
- 2 Tbsp. / 15 gm ground flaxseed
- ¼ tsp. / ½ gm Stevia or monk fruit sweetener
- Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until desired consistency is reached.
Serving Size: ֲ1 cup
Exchanges per Serving: 1 Carb, ½ Protein, 0-1* Fat
Hi, Pioneer Golden. Thanks for that very, very important tip. With regard to the natural additives you mentioned, they are encouraged – especially turmeric.
First time member with two things: If I may be allowed to warn people about using xylitol… this is extremely dangerous if you have pets… dogs in particular as it causes death very quickly if eaten with no available remedy. Not so in people thankfully. My question is… I’m looking for smoothie’s to mix my “Boswellia serrate, Turmeric & Bromelain with to help with the taste… do you see any problems with mixing this with any of the smoothies you offer? Thank you for your response in advance as I look forward to starting this journey on Monday…
Hi, soostemarie. We don’t recommend Splenda (sucralose) because it is an artificial sweetener that has been shown in research to work against weight loss efforts. If you are interested in a good sweetener, please see our article on the topic here https://www.trimdownclub.com/the-best-way-to-sweeten-your-tea-2/.
Hi, Darla. That looks great! Just make sure your kombucha is from a clean source.
Can you use Splenda?
We enjoy a smoothie most mornings. It consists of apple, pear, banana, strawberries and maybe kombuchi with chia. Is there an issue with these?
Regarding sweeteners: If you don’t like Stevia or monk fruit, good alternatives are xylitol or coconut sugar, but a larger amount – about a tablespoon of either for this recipe.
Agave is not a sweetener recommended in this program, as can be hard on the liver and work against your goals here.
Regarding making this shake ahead: it can be done, but do be sure to drink it within a day or two, because the taste will change.
can agave be used instead?
can this shake be refrigerated ahead of time and drinked at a later time? how long can you keep this mixture refrigerated?
Can this be made ahead of time and drink it later?
Use in the Menu Planner: as you see above in the recipe itself, you can substitute a serving (cup) of the finished shake for a piece of fruit and 1/2 cup of milk or dairy.
If you don’t like Stevia, there are other natural options. Monk fruit sweetener can be used in the same way (teaspoon for teaspoon) and has a lesser aftertaste.
Among sweeteners with calories, the best are xylitol (a sugar alcohol that can be used like sugar but has 2/3 the calories with none of the bad effects, and definitely no aftertaste) and coconut sugar (same use and calories as sugar, but less negative impact on the body’s metabolism).
Coconut oil is pure fat, whereas coconut milk has other macronutrients. It isn’t really a substitute in this case.
Has anyone else tried this stevia sweetener, as I made brownies with it and it was disgusting.
How do I add this recipe to my meal planner?
Can I replace coconut milk with organic coconut oil which is semi soft?
Sounds great. Will definitely use.