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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Green Smoothies

Just over a month ago, I decided to finally purchase Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO) and start the whole family on it. After all, the benefits of FCLO are wonderful, so why not get everyone in on it? The only problem is that FCLO is gross. I'm not going to lie. It smells awful and tastes worse. Plenty of people say that after a while, you get used to it but I just can't ever imagine getting used to it. So, I decided that I needed to find a way to hide it. Enter our super hero: The Green Smoothie.

What is wonderful about this smoothie is that not only are we getting the benefits of the FCLO, but I've added other ingredients to boost the benefits of this smoothie even further. My son, who has some eating issues will suck down his smoothie quick as a snap not even realizing he has just has just ingested several things that he would normally refuse without consideration. I make this in a large batch that serves all four of us - a pint each for my hubby & I and half pints for the kids. We cannot taste the fish oil at all.


2 medium organic bananas (these can be frozen, if desired)
1-1/2 cups frozen organic strawberries
2 cups fresh organic baby spinach leaves
1 pint raw dairy kefir
1 pint raw milk
1/3 cup coconut oil
1-1/2 tsp FCLO (we use the high vitamin butter oil/FCLO combination)
3 TBSP organic chia seeds
1/4 cup raw local honey
stevia drops as needed for desired sweetness

Put all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Because of the strawberry seeds, chia seeds and the coconut oil, it won't get completely smooth but we like the occasional crunchiness we get from the seeds.

So, besides the vitamins and minerals from the bananas, strawberries & spinach AND the benefits of the FCLO, we get the benefits of coconut oil, the probiotic goodness of dairy kefir, the benefits off chia seeds and the wholesome goodness of raw, whole milk. Some great places to find info on some of these amazing ingredients are: GNOWFGLINS, Cooking Traditional Foods, Food Renegade, Cheeseslave and of course the Weston A. Price Foundation.


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