After getting all the ingredients at Whole Foods, I tried out one of Dr.Oz's smoothies on his book, YOU: On a Diet. I modified it a bit though. Instead of using honey or apple juice concentrate, I used blue agave, which is a wholesome organic sweetener.
What I like about this smoothie is that it keeps you full for hours! For Mike and I, it took 3 to 3.5 hours before we felt hungry. We took it around 9am, so, by 12:30 we were ready to have lunch already.
If you take a look at the ingredients below, you'll see how pretty complete it is and how rich it is in fiber, protein, and vitamin C. Just for your information (in case you didn't know), the Psyllium Husk promotes colon health. And the Flax Oil...oh my, where do I start? There are just too many benefits that it may require a separate post! But for my athlete readers, it is known for shortening the recovery time for fatigued muscles after exertion. It is rich in omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. In short, this is REALLY good for everyone! You can take it before a workout or on your way to work.
Anyway, I'm rambling...
Here's the modified Breakfast Blaster Smoothie of Dr. Oz....
1/2 large frozen ripe banana, broken into chunks (or other fruit of your choice)
1 scoop (1/3 cup) soy protein
1/2 tbsp flaxseed oil
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 tablespoon blue agave (or honey)
1 tsp psyllium husks powder
8 oz water
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Optional: Add a few cubes of ice, as well as powdered vitamin C. Cover. Blend until fairly smooth.
Tada!!! Enjoy! =)
136 calories per serving
2.6g total fat
0.3g saturated fat
2.4g healthy fats