Berry Dice to Beet You Shake

15.5.28 TheWholeRuth Berry Dice to Beet You

I didn’t realize how violent this recipe title could sound until after I became attached to the name. Oops! To me it sounds like an adorable Hobbit man in heavy tweed pants that are held up by brown-striped suspenders meeting his neighbor for the first time, in the morning, sharing a breakfast shake over the fence. He also has a bulby red nose and little cold, so even though he has a warm twinkle in his eye, his consonants are stifled.

“Berry Dice to Beet You…”

It tastes like a sunny Hobbit morning too. Hope you like it.

Recipe:

In a blender, combine the ingredients and blend on high. Makes almost 1½ glasses.

Because our blender is not as strong, I usually start blending by pulsating on low for a second and then letting it settle, again for a second, and let it settle, and I continue this until I can see that the blender has pulled in all of the whole food. It’s usually about five times. Once that has happened, I turn the blender to the highest low setting and let it run for about 30 seconds. Then I switch it to the highest high setting and blend for 30 seconds to a minute or until the texture looks drinkable. If you have a strong blender, please feel free to move through your life at your own pace.

  • Small organic banana
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cooked organic beet
  • 10 organic raspberries (rinsed)
  • 28 non-organic blueberries (soaked in a fruit/vegetable cleaner for a minute, swished for 30 seconds, rinsed until no more soap, & hopefully no more toxins 🙂
  • ½ organic Royal Gala apple (rinsed)
  • 1 big handful of dinosaur kale
  • small squeeze of fresh lime
  • 1 cup filtered water

Green Cinnamon Ginger Surprise

15.3.12 The Whole Ruth Green Cinnamon Ginger Surprise

Green Cinnamon Ginger Surprise. Surprised me bc I’m not sure what it tasted like, other than YUMMY. One and a half big bananas, maybe 16 blueberries, handful of kale, two dumpings of cinnamon, half a small avocado, three slices of ginger with the peel on, blended. #mmm

Blueberry Banana Chia Cinnamon Nut Oatmeal

15.3.9 TheWholeRuth Blueberry Banana Chia Walnut Cinnamon Oatmeal

 

 

Blueberry Banana Chia Cinnamon Nut Oatmeal. Just sugar from fruit! Organic steel-cut oats cooked the night before and left ready on the stove for the morning, blueberries, bananas, chia seeds, walnuts, and lots of cinnamon. 

I usually hate oatmeal because the tasty, quick kind spikes my blood sugar and I’m instantly sluggish after eating it and the healthy, steel-cut kind is so thick and bland that I eat two bites and feel like I walked through the Sahara desert and still feel tired. But today, I tried this little combination and I enjoyed it and I have energy afterwards.

The food in this bowl has a bunch of health benefits, but here are just a few:

The chia & walnuts give it omega 3 fatty acids that are good for our skin and brain. The sugar in the banana makes it sweet without adding syrup, sweetener, processed sugar or honey. The cinnamon helps us lower our blood sugar levels so there is less of a blood sugar spike, and less of a crash afterwards. The blueberries have antioxidants. Steel-cut oatmeal is the lowest kind of oatmeal on the glycemic index because it’s a whole grain, that hasn’t been steamed or toasted like rolled oatmeal, and it takes longer for the digestive enzymes to get through all the fiber to convert the starch into sugar. So this helps with blood sugar spike too.

In the morning, I’m too sleepy to remember all of that and just want something that tastes good and makes me feel good.

It helps that Shane loves oatmeal and heats it the night before. He brings it to a boil and then instead of simmering it until it’s done, he turns off the heat and leaves it on the stove overnight. The residual heat slow-cooks it overnight leaving  him a pot of steel-cut oats ready in the morning! Then he reheats them. I was lazy and ate it cold today, it felt refreshing instead of comforting and matched well with the cool fruit.

For folks who don’t have time to cook steel-cut oats in the morning, Shane’s trick might help you make the switch from sugary, processed, microwave oatmeal to real, nutritious steel-cut oats.

#ThisMakesMeLikeOatmeal #ThanksForCookingTheOatmealBaby