Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Strange Brew

I made a strange brew this morning. I threw in some ground flax seeds, avocado, banana and various flavourings. It started off as a stick-to-your-esophogus pudding that had a detergent after-taste. After a bit of tweaking, the concoction morphed into an interesting smoothie.
Have a look:


Sure, it resembles a cup of sludge from the Alberta tar sands. But according to my youngest, it's quite drinkable and tasty. He downed two helpings.

I've decided to call the concoction AK's sludge. It contains a healthy dose of omega-3s, vitamins C and E, magnesium, potassium, and protein. The banana and avocado in the almond milk make this shake thick and satisfying. The ground flax seeds and avocado add a double dose of essential fatty acids. The cocoa helps everything go down. (It also camouflages the green colour from the avocado, and I'm not too enthusiastic about drinking anything green.)

AK's Sludge
AK'S SLUDGE
1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
2 cups almond milk or regular milk or soya milk
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon maple syrup or your favourite sweetener
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds

Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth. If you find it too thick, just water it down with more milk. Try it and let me know how you like it.

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