As usual, you are wondering what the heck I'm talking about. And as usual, happy mistakes seem to follow me into the kitchen. I stumbled upon this smoothie recipe TOTALLY by accident. This is why I call it "Multi-Tasking". You see, I was attempting to make a totally different COOKED brekkie, but half-way there I ended up with the concoction that is the star of today's post. So if you feel like a cold smoothie, you stop at the end of this post. If you want the same flavor in a cooked form, proceed to part II.
I will not yet divulge what it was I was attempting to cook up. I will just make you lose sleep for the next several days until I post part II. Aren't I mean? And delusional?
Also, the idea for the summer squash came from a reader named Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather. She was suggesting zucchini, but all I had on hand was yellow squash. Great idea, Heather!
So now I present you the Multi-Tasking Yellow Squash Smoothie:
- A Yellow squash, microwaved
- Splash water
- Sprinkle Stevia
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut flour
- 1/4 c Wheat Bran
- 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
- Sprinkle of thickeners (xanthan, guar gum or here: Marie Calendar's thickening Mix)
- Protein Powder- one scoop (optional... believe it or not...I forgot it to start and didn't miss it in flavor)
- Microwave squash for a minute on high
- Add ice and a splash of water because you realize you do not want the squash to be hot for the recipe that you had set out to make this morning.
Marie Callender's Quick Mix Thickener- don't kill me I can't remember the ingredients...I think Maltodextrin and one of the gums (guar? xanthan?) You can sub your favorite thickener.
- Add rest of ingredients: Coconut flour, thickener, wheat bran, protein powder if desired (and optional for part I: baking powder)
- Observe as concoction becomes a thick, gorgeous, creamy bowl of smoothie wonderment.
- Realize that you need to abandon your idea of the certain cooked breakfast that you had originally intended to make (to be revealed in Part II)
- Grab a spoon and eat your Smoothie-in-a-bowl, yum yum.
Grab your spoon and dig in. OR if you prefer a cooked breakfast, continue the recipe in the next post to be published in the next few days...Either way, it's all good.
Q: Do you ever put veggies in your smoothies? Does that just seem weird?