If you've ever had a craving, then you will understand mine today. This morning I awoke with blueberries on my mind. More than just an image in my mind's eye, my body was talking to me.
At first I considered making a blueberry milkshake GS, but that would take time for creation and picture taking. Choosing the quicker route, I searched my archives and found this to share with you!
PEPPERY BLUE GS PUDDING
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup Arugula greens
1/2 Avocado, peeled and seeded
1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
- Place water, pear, blueberries in blender first, then top with greens and 1/2 Avocado
- Blending will make a very thick pudding because of the Avocado
- Arugula is one of my favourite greens because of its slightly peppery taste
- Thin out with more water if you prefer to drink from a glass
- Otherwise all you need is a bowl and spoon to enjoy!
- Arugula contains Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity and is great for the eyes, skin, and teeth.
- Being low in oxalates, Arugula is a healthy alternative for those seeking foods high in calcium and essential minerals.
Since blueberries were calling to me today, and the milkshake idea was still floating around, I simply decided to go with the flow - enjoy!
BLUEBERRY MILKSHAKE GS
2 cups fresh sprouts
1 cup Arugula
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen pears
2 cups Sesame seed mylk (from unhulled Sesame seeds)
- In a blender, mix together until thick and creamy
- Using frozen fruit gives a thicker milkshake effect
- Adding more blueberries deepens the colour and intensifies the flavour
- I have used Sesame seed mylk, but feel free to try with any nut or seed mylk
- Blueberries have soluble fibre to keep your GS from separating (like when you add citrus or apple). Insoluble fibre passes through our intestines largely intact - while soluble fibre prolongs stomach emptying time and may affect blood sugar levels as sugar is released and absorbed more slowly.
- I find Sesame mylk has more flavour than Almond mylk, and sesame seeds are a good source of calcium, phosphorous, zinc and copper.
- Unhulled sesame seeds are light brown as opposed to hulled sesame seeds which are white. In their original state, unhulled seeds retain their higher mineral content; are less processed than hulled sesame seeds; offer more calcium than hulled sesame seeds; and are less prone to rancidity - they are also gluten-free!