Wednesday, October 15, 2008

VeganMoFo - Vitaminas is the new black.

sometimes i sugar crash. hard. even though i try my best to eat foods that stabilize my blood sugar, and even though i stay away from regular sugar (well, most of the time!). i eat a big breakfast every day, eat a high fiber diet, eat healthy all over really. the sugar crash usually comes after spending a couple of hours wandering around stores in the centre of the city. it sucks! i think my body lets out a ton of adrenalin, while i look at amazing stuff, and then i just feel bad when i get home. i want to keep the excitement going! or at least feel okay.

i think i have finally found a solution. Vitaminas.
What is a Vitamina, you ask? It's a Latin American version of the smoothie, only more filling! it only takes a couple of minutes (especially if you own a magic bullet, or a knockoff, like i do).

this is what you need to make your very own Vitamina:

1/4 cup of oat flour, made by grinding up some regular oats in the blender, then putting them in a cup.
2/3 of a banana
3/4 cup of frozen strawberries
1/4 cup of frozen blackberries
some applejuice
some soymilk
some soy yoghurt (optional)

blend up everything, except the oat flour, in the blender. it should be like a thin smoothie. add in the oat flour and blend until it is nice and smooth.
you can definitely taste the oats, but i think it's a yummy addition!

i am sure you can do this with your favourite smoothie recipe aswell. if you like it sweet, i would recommend that you leave out the soy yoghurt, and maybe add a little agave. just don't leave out the milk and the oats! that's what makes it so filling. i also wouldn't leave out the banana, or at least replace it with some avocado or something equally filling. anyway, just make one, okay? i bet you're gonna love it.


JohnP said...

I have oat flour in the cupboard! I need to try this.

No More Sad Geraniums said...

Oats in a smoothie sounds amazing.