Are you thick? My morning smoothies and using a spoon.

selective focus photography of vegetable shake on brown wood board

My morning smoothie has become a ritual, and I have gone from disliking smoothies to actually missing them if I can’t access a blender or ingredients.

I have got this one down to exactly how I like it with just the right amount of sweetness and protein. It sits around the IDDSI level 2 or 3 – for me that’s perfect. If you want to make it thicker again add chia seeds. You can even make it to pudding consistency if that’s more your thing.

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)

Oat Liquid ( made by soaking handfuls of rolled oats in filtered water and then blitzed in the blender) 250 – 300 mls

1 quarter segment of a medium avocado

1 bannana

25grams of protein whey isolate

1 handful of greens ( spinach, parsley, rocket, silver beet leaves)

1 good teaspoon of peanut paste (butter)

1/3 teaspoon of mushroom powder ( ie a really small amount)

4 dried prunes ( I like to soak them in boiling water for about half an hour before use, I find they vitamise better and the syrupy water adds a nice sweetness)

2 small scoops of cacao powder ( optional or every second day)

Blitz this for about 3 minutes and pout into a glass or as I do, a transportable container that comes with me and allows me to drink it over time. For a giggle you can watch my first ever You Tube Week 1 – making smoothies ! Wow things have changed since then.

Published by The Food Manifesto

I am a life explorer, food forager, choice crusader, eco educator, leader, teacher and head and neck cancer survivor. I've loved food all my life, my mum taught me good eating habits and how to cook nutritious food with loads of flavour. As a little girl I lived next door to a wonderful cook Pat Heidrich, I watched as she rolled pastry, filled cupcakes and prepared light as a feather sponges. My love of licking bowls and beaters started early. I grew up and explored my passion by studying cooking, trawling food markets, buying good equipment and experimenting with the tastes and cuisines I love. This blog is intended to share my passion, inspire you to try ...and fail, provide tips and every day good advice about cooking, shopping for ingredients, and planning menus for you, your family and friends. What's your food manifesto? talk to me about how I can help you.

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