July 21, 2014

Summer Fruit Medley Smoothie (Paleo, GAPS, AIP, SCD, Smoothies, Gelatin)



So I realized something the other day. I don't have any drink or smoothie recipes up on the blog yet! I don't know how I let that happen friends. I apologize. But no longer I tell you. Here is my first official smoothie recipe.

Summer is definitely smoothie season. Not only is there delicious fruit everywhere, but somedays it is just so hot that you don't want to eat a real meal.

This Summer Fruit Medley Smoothie is lightly sweet, and has the added benefit of protein from grassfed gelatin and fat from coconut butter.  This would be great after a workout, as part of your breakfast, as a snack or even dessert. Yep there are just so many possibilities! It also uses nectarines. I love nectarines. Even more than peaches I think. Why is it that peaches always get so much attention? With nectarines you don't have to deal with that fuzzy skin and they taste just as good if you ask me. Not that I am hating on peaches. I just want to share the fruit love.

This recipe is safe for almost any dietary need. It is dairy free, egg free, grain free and compatible with the SCD, GAPS, and autoimmune paleo diets. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

1 ripe, frozen banana
1 ripe nectarine, pit removed (skin left on) 
8 fresh strawberries (stems removed) 
1/4 cup coconut butter, softened (I recommend this brand
1/4 tsp ground organic cinnamon (I use this kind
2 TBSP Great Lakes Grassfed Gelatin (in the green can) (find it here)

Optional additions: Chia seeds, cacao powder, flax seeds (Adding these will no longer make this SCD legal) 



Directions

1. In your blender or food processor place all the ingredients except for the gelatin
2. Blend until smooth
3. Add the gelatin and stir until combined
4. Serve and enjoy!

Yep it was that easy!

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
This keeps well in the fridge if you don't drink it right away.

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