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Bean Smoothie 

Want a low-cost healthy nutritious milkshake drink that's
delicious hot or cold, full of long lasting
energy and high in fiber?

And it's a great replacement for commercial
"instant breakfast" type drinks too.

1 can (15 - 16 oz) of cooked black
beans, white beans or butter beans

2 cups of water

Place beans & 1/2 cup of water in blender and blend on high
to make a smooth liquid.

Add remaining 1.5 cups of water and pulse blender to mix.

Add a handful of ice cubes to
blender for a healthy non-dairy (lactose-free)
milkshake cold drink.

For a stick-to-the-ribs warming beverage, pour
into microwave safe container and heat to suit.

Try flavoring your smoothie with instant
coffee or unsweetened chocolate, with
maybe a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.

A tbs or so of vanilla extract can be added to your
smoothie to enhance the milkshake
effect. Also, try adding some powdered milk.

Protein Drink:
To make this a protein drink,
four uncooked eggs can be added before blending.

Bean smoothie ingredients

A ccording to the USDA web site,
"No one should eat foods containing
raw eggs." They go on to say, "However, in-shell
pasteurized eggs may be used safely without cooking."
You've been warned!

Extreme Protein Drink:
Serious about supplementing
your dietary protein but don't
want to go the egg route?
Want to boost your omega-3 fatty acid intake?
Try adding half a can (about 8 oz) of
cooked mackerel before blending.

Yeah, I know -- it sounds awful, doesn't it?
But the truth is, with a spoon full of instant
coffee added, it's really quite tasty.

Ok, maybe this one is an acquired taste. So go ahead
and acquire it!


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