Dr Kaye Gersch PhD.  
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Couples therapist
Clinical Supervisor

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The Ultimate Smoothie!

Making a smoothie is pure delight. You can adjust the ingredients to your personal nutritional needs, to your taste, and to the season. I use milk kefir as the basis, but you can also be dairy-free with coconut milk or rice milk. No matter what your food allergies or sensitivities might be, you can find a combination that you will thrive on.


You can keep most of the ingredients on hand, with the addition of a few fresh ingredients. Some smoothie-makers even add various supplements to the basic recipe. 


* ingredients marked with asterisk are personal-preference additions


You will need a good quality blender - either the personal serve size, or larger.


Ingredients: per person

½ - 1 cup milk kefir, yogurt, rice milk

¼ - ½ cup coconut milk or cream

1 heaped T raw cacao powder

1 T tahini - black, unhulled if you can get it

¼ cup soaked almonds, with the skins off – substitute ground almonds if needed

*1 T chia seeds

*1 T goji berries

*1 T linseed, golden preferred (not good for women with oestrogen dominance)

*(it is beneficial to add one teaspoon each powdered beetroot and medicinal-quality turmeric powder, but this is up to you.)

soft fruit – eg half a mango, ½ punnet raspberries, about ½ to one cup

1 banana, optional

1 T maple syrup or to taste. You can substitute fresh dates.

Several leaves of Kale, lettuce, spinach - how much is up to you.


Method:

Put all ingredients in blender and process till very smooth, and all evidence of seeds has disappeared. Add extra kefir or water if you enjoy a thinner consistency. 


This should be delicious till the last drop, so if it isn’t the mix was not quite right for you. Experiment! 


This makes a very satisfying breakfast, or a quick and easy meal at any time. Great after workouts!

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