Saturday, May 08, 2010

Subsistence Living: Orange Smoothies

Well, the blog has been pretty silently lately because I've mostly been focused on surviving. You see, I've been suffering for the last month from this little thing called "morning sickness," and it's been kicking my butt. Hence, not a lot of thinking, not a lot of eating, and definitely no cooking (and so my soup blog has gone dormant). It's okay, though! It's for a good reason, and there is an end in sight! (Hopefully the sickness part ends sooner than the next seven months.)

Here's a recipe for you, though; this is what I've been living on when I can't keep anything else down and/or when nothing else sounds good. It's kind of a healthy riff on the fantastic and delicious Orange Julius. All quantities are approximate; I just kind of blob stuff into the blender, and it tastes a little different every time.

Orange Smoothie (serves 1 preggo)

3 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 c. plain yogurt
3/4 c. orange juice (go for the calcium-enriched stuff for a little extra "developing teeth and bones boost," especially if your vitamins are making you throw up)
1 Tbsp sugar
1 heaping teaspoon soy protein powder (add much more and it will affect the flavor and texture, but every little bit helps, right?)
dash of vanilla extract
1/2 c. ice

1. Combine all ingredients in blender.
2. Blend thoroughly.
3. Drink and enjoy (and hope it stays down).


korean_darkness said...

Did I miss an announcement before this post? I think I did. Congratulations!!!

Molly said...

No, this post *was* the announcement. Thanks!

Annette said...

I am going to try this recipe -- can grandma's enjoy this too? :) Here's to new food inspirations via little ones!

Anonymous said...

Add blueberries for variety :~)
Love - MOM

Lindsey K said...

I don't think I had a chance to congratulate you guys! So, congratulations!! I am still hoping to all get together this summer but keep us posted on your availability :)