Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fast Food

Needing to eat quick, fast and in a hurry or on-the-go is one of the biggest challenges when living a gluten-free lifestyle. One of my most favorite on-the-go meals is a smoothie, especially in the summer time. I always keep frozen fruit in my freezer and even purposely buy old bananas that I can break into little pieces and freeze myself. If you have frozen fruit on hand, you don't need to water down your smoothie with ice. You can just pick some fruit, add juice, milk or water, protein powder (atleast 10 grams of protein in every meal or snack is what nutritionists recommend) and blend! Voila! A smoothie in about 3 minutes. Put it in a to go cup and you're on your merry way.

If you're not much of a smoothie maker or already out and about, stop by one of the many specialty smoothie shops. Their employees are usually very knowledgeable and they offer many different types of protein powders with gluten-free and dairy-free options. Not only will a smoothie fill you up and give you a couple of your daily fruit servings but let's face it, they are delicious.

Try my latest favorite smoothie recipe:

1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 scoops vanilla protein powder ( I use Shaklee Cinch Soy Vanilla Protein Powder)
1 cup of water

Throw all ingredients into the blender and blend!

Till next time,

Eat, Drink (Smoothies) and Be Gluten-Free

1 comment:

  1. Just made the most delicious smoothie by using one cup of coffee instead of water. Yum!