Since I moved back to Massachusetts about 7 months ago, I’ve had to say peace out to my Brooklyn frequents of the past few years and create some new weekly haunts. Which wasn’t hard, considering there are a couple of nearby spots worth infesting: Jerry’s Comics & Collectibles, and Rawbert’s Organic Garden Café – an all raw, all vegan restaurant – in Beverly, MA.
My favorite after-workout orders are the kale chips and their Yoda’s Jedi Power Smoothie, which I OBVIOUSLY first ordered for its name – but then became hooked. When I order it now, I’ve modified it to be more diet-friendly (I’m trying to keep below a certain number of calories) but the whole thing is super-healthy.
The best part? The smoothie is GREEN. Judge it by its color, do you? This smoothie’s ally is DELICIOUSNESS!
So, if you can’t make it to Rawbert’s Organic Garden and want to try out this sweet and fluffy high-protein, high-fiber smoothie, here’s the recipe to whip one up yourself…with The Force. Or, you know, your blender or Cuisinart-thingy.
Adri + Yoda’s Jedi Power Smoothie
(Modified from Rawbert’s Organic Garden in Beverly, MA’s recipe)
1 medium banana (frozen preferable)
1- 1/2 cup berries of choice (Goji berries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon Spirulina or Spirulina Protein Powder (What’s Spirulina?)
1-2 tablespoons of sprouted buckwheat, wheat germ or flax seed
Water and ice to desired consistency
Blend in a blender, you dummy! (said in the voice of Dr. Steve Brule)