This is one of my favorite recipes. I make it when I want something healthy and delicious, but don't feel like putting in much effort (which is a lot). If you don't have one of the ingredients, don't sweat it. Just throw in what you do have. This recipe leaves a lot of room for individual customization.
Breakfast in a Blender
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup dry oatmeal
1 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon wheat germ
2 tablespoons applesauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/8 cup of almonds
2-3 ice cubes
Throw in a blender and enjoy.
Source: adapted from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook, Tosca Reno
Ground flaxseed and wheat germ are great ingredients to have on-hand to give food a nutrient boost. I throw them in waffle, pancake, cookie and muffin recipes all the time. You can find them at most grocery stores. I can usually find wheat germ in the cereal aisle, but I've also seen it in the bulk section at Sprouts. I can usually find a bag of Bob's Red Mill ground flax seed in the baking isle. I keep them in my fridge so they don't go bad.
Flaxseed leaves other grains in the dust because of the low level of carbohydrates and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Wheat germ is a real powerhouse of nutrients, containing fiber, iron, protein, B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium, manganese, chromium, and antioxidants.
What changes would you make to this recipe? What are some other ways to use wheat germ or flaxseed?
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