Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spice It Up! Part 3 of 3

While technically, not a herb or spice, Wheat Germ, does fall under the minimal calories. carbohydrate added vs. high nutritional benefits umbrella, so I am including it in the experiment.

Experiment #3: Wheat Germ

Today, I added 1 Tablespoon of Wheat Germ to my morning smoothie, it added 25 calories and a nominal amount of carbohydrates but added all sorts of good nutrients and minerals, including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium, as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols.

Smoothie Recipe:
1 Tbsp Wheat Germ
140g Frozen Cherries
8 oz plain soy milk
113g plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp Unsweetened cocoa
2 Tbsp Cinnamon
5 ice cubes

And it tasted just as good as usual.
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