Drink / Snacks

Power Smoothie Before a Fast

Screen shot 2013-02-20 at 8.07.30 PMI have a fear of fasting. It’s partly because of my coffee addiction and partly because I normally eat ALL day.

I can’t be sure if it’s the extra calories or just the reassurance of them, but somehow eating before a sunrise fast helps me get through the day. For these shorter fasts, I always prepare a power smoothie for my husband and me the night before. We wake up before sunrise, guzzle it down and go back to bed.

Easy fast to all!

POWER SMOOTHIES

1/2 cup strawberries (if frozen, be sure to add these first and use the “ice breaker” setting on the the blender)
1 over ripe banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup plain or flavored yogurt
cup of milk
T peanut butter (optional but delicious!)
T protein powder (optional)
2T whole grain oats
T wheatgerm (optional, but this is what I find makes it more filling)

Blend it all together and chug.

For coffee fiends, leave out the blueberries, strawberries and peanut butter and instead add T instant coffee and cocoa powder.

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