Ever since seeing Shenandoah Vegan's Rising Sun smoothie from Everlasting Life Cafe, I knew I needed to recreate it. I've been looking to find tasty ways to ingest spirulina, and who doesn't love a good green smoothie in the morning?
making one of these fairly regularly (once a week or so) and
experimenting with amounts and ratios. Here's how I've found I like it
1.5 T molasses
1.5 T tahini
juice from 1/2 a lemon (about 2 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 T coffee
1 tsp spirulina
dash of nooch
1 large handful spinach
1 frozen banana, sliced
1/2 inch knob of ginger or 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
1/2 to 1 cup water
In a glass, mix molasses through nooch by stirring with a spoon. I
only do this separately because I don't have a fancy blender and both
the tahini and molasses sink to the bottom and it's hard to clean.
Otherwise you can skip this. Put spinach in blender and cover with
frozen banana pieces. Push down a bit and pour molasses mixture over the
spinach and banana. Top with water, starting with 1/4 cup. Blend away to desired thickness. Drink!
Sometimes I don't add the coffee, in which case I'll add extra lemon and
ginger. I know coffee with lemon sounds odd but I like it.