#SmoothieNumbers 25: Maca Blood Orange & Pineapple. An energizing drink without the caffeine jitters as Navita Natural’s raw maca powder helps the body to quickly adjust to stress.
There’s this sudden fascination with grains lately. Such curiosity started last year when amaranth greens were included in a weekly farm share. A quick online search yielded information about amaranth grains. It’s commonly found in the bulk section of organic or natural food stores. Since then, I’ve discovered other types of grains.
Thanks to globalization, plenty of grains have been introduced to our market recently, such as amaranth, barley, quinoa, kamut, kasha, rye berries, and so forth. A few weeks ago, Melissa Danielle, a foodie friend, requested a recipe using wheatberries. Quite honestly, the name of the grain is easily recognized, but its visual appearance is daunting. Situations like this casually remind us how disconnected we are from food and it’s actual source. It’s commonly flattened into flakes for breakfast cereals or granola, similar to corn and oat flakes. It’s also baked in bread for additional flavor and nutrients, hence the name “Whole-Grain Bread”. Read more
Blood Orange is no. 14 of the Smoothie Numbers series. They’re quick postings listing the ingredients for making refreshing, healthy drinks in a blender.
Ingredients: The juice of 3 to 4 Blood Oranges; 2 tbsp. unsweetened Greek yogurt; 2 tsp. honey (adjust according to the sweetness of the fruit); the juice of 1/2 a lime; 1/2 cup milk (any unsweetened nut, rice, or cow’s milk); 1/4 tsp. vanilla; 1/2-inch peeled fresh ginger, roughly chopped; and 1 slice banana