1 TablespoonMolasses (If you need a gingerbread recipe without molasses, just substitute this for agave nectar, maple syrup, raw honey or ¼ cup of dates or raisins. If it gets too thick, add a little bit more water)
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Optional: 1 Cup Oats (or choose one of the other 20 fillers)
Optional: 1 Cup of Spinach or other mild greens OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powderfor an extra healthy green boost.
Blend the ingredients in the following order:
Blend the dry ingredients and liquid first for a short time
Blend the greens next. (If using) for a short time
Blend thefruit and therest of the ingredients until smooth (or as smooth as your blender will allow. High speed blenders may need 2 minutes for a green thickie, less powerful blenders may need a lot more, sometimes 5-10 minutes)
Blending this way allows the dry ingredients to be blended for longest, it means the greens will fit in your blender and your fruit gets less blending so it doesn’t become too hot.
Add more water if required to thin it out.
Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.
You can also replace half of the liquids with ice. Add the ice at the end. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down.
How much should I drink to replace a meal?
Only use a meal replacement if you’ve added the oats/quinoa.
This green thickie serves 2 so you shouldDRINK HALF OF THIS RECIPE.But if you have higher calorie requirements you may need to drink more
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