Fruit Smoothie

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I wanted to follow up my chocolate smoothie recipe with a fruit smoothie option whereby no protein powder is used.  For those who don't like the texture of protein powder, one can certainly enjoy a healthy protein smoothie nonetheless.

Greek yogurt can be an adequate source of protein. The blueberries and strawberries are low-glycemic, and only a half banana keeps sugar content to a reasonable level.  Another tip is that frozen fruit will automatically make the smoothie cold and icy, so no additional ice is usually necessary.  But then again, experiment until you discover your desired consistency.  Finally, I find that a liquid other than water makes fruit smoothies taste a little better.  Almond milk or cow's milk are my picks, but soy or coconut milk will be fine too.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder

Chocolate Smoothie

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Time for a detour from my usual garden photos in order to highlight modern day nutrition.  My chocolate smoothie recipe is on the menu, and I typically enjoy it once per day usually in the morning.  However, smoothies are the perfect meal for any time of the day.  I use a Blendtec blender, which performs very well.  Since taste and desired consistency vary, it's best to experiment with the amount of water and ice to achieve the desired outcome.  If after the initial blend, your smoothie isn't the right consistency, add what you need and give it another quick blend.

I really enjoy this smoothie with the chocolate protein powder for flavoring and protein as well as the additional whole food ingredients to raise its nutritional and protein value.  Pictured are some brands I use, but there are many good brands out there, so experiment until you find your favorite brands.  Let's get to it:

  • 1 cup of water
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Muscle Milk Natural Chocolate
  • 1/2 banana
  • heaping tbsp of greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp of flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of maca powder

cabbage...last harvest - jan 2018

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Here is my last cabbage harvest of the Fall/Winter season.  Every cabbage harvested from Primal Gardens scores a 100 in taste and texture.  There are various ways to prepare cabbage in the kitchen so growing your own cabbage is a no-brainer.  It's superb nutrition from the garden to the table, and you can do it too.

broccoli, cabbage, & cauliflower harvest - dec 2017

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I do believe for the first time I post a photo of a beautiful cauliflower growing in the primal gardens.  Observe how very sheltered and protected it grows.  The second photo showcases a great harvest of broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.  Outstanding flavor and nutrition thanks to some vigorous labor and God's bounty.

broccoli & cabbage - nov 22, 2017

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A couple of shots from late Nov 2017.  The broccoli and cabbage are growing well.  So fascinating is the manner in which all of the cabbage leaves house and protect the cabbage.  Zoom in on the last photo to see the water droplets poisesd on the leaves.