[This protein-rich cranberry-oat smoothie is quick and easy to make. It’s also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]
I was feeling like oatmeal when I first got up today [groaner alert]–funny, I don’t look like oatmeal. . . well, actually, maybe that’s not entirely true these days–but knew I just didn’t have the time to cook it up. So I concocted a festive smoothie that includes a touch of oats along with a protein kick and some seasonal cranberries. Yes–raw cranberries.
The result was creamy, filling, and tart yet not lip-puckering. It offered just enough sweetness for my taste with only a few drops of stevia, but sweeten as you like. The recipe will be included in my digital cookbook on ACD-friendly breakfasts.
Protein-Rich Cranberry-Oat Smoothie
This is a great smoothie for those in Stage 2 of the anti-candida diet. It provides a good amount of protein to offset the carbs in the smoothie, and since cranberries don’t “count” as a fruit, the smoothie includes the natural sweetness of pear as well.
1/3 cup (80 ml) fresh or frozen unsweetened cranberries
1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened rice, almond or soy milk
small handful raw walnut halves (about 6)
1 Tbsp (15 ml) brown rice protein powder (not flavored or with added ingredients)
1 small or 1/2 large fresh pear, cored
2 Tbsp (30 ml) old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick-cook)
1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
1-2 lettuce leaves, optional
3-5 drops pure plain or vanilla stevia liquid
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Drink immediately. Makes one (large) serving.
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