Wednesday, August 4, 2010

[Smoothie] Spicy Lemon Soy

This lip smacking nutritious smoothie has to be one of my favourite ones yet, but this only applies to those who fancy spices and soy milk. I made this for breakfast in the morning and I couldn't get enough of it, mmm...

Many of you may have heard the 'dark side' of soy milk and are afraid of drinking it. Now it's time to unmask these truths:

[Myth Buster #1] Too much soy milk can cause a built up of uric acid in the body which may lead to Gout
A relative of mine consulted a 'specialist' in this area, she has started her own brand (Biogreen) of organic soy milk and she revealed that uric acid is only caused by the shells of soya beans. So if you ever want to make your own soy milk at home, do remember to soak the beans and remove the shells beforehand.

[Myth Buster #2] Soy milk makes men gay
Read this article:

Ever since i've decided to ditch all forms of dairy product, I became a fan of the organic brand Biogreen which was recommended by a relative of mine. I am currently consuming the Biogreen organic Low Cane Sugar Soy Milk, Beta Oat Milk, 5 Grain Nutrient Bars & Biogreen Pink Lady Oatmilk. The oat milk and soy milk range are great alternatives to dairy products and are very nutritious. I'd highly recommend these beverages over the ready-made ones you buy in supermarkets because you can control the amount of sugar added in & achieve the creamy texture you want individually. On top of that, they are organic! Nothing secures me more than feeding my body with safe products.

With that said, these are the ingredients for the spicy soy smoothie (serves one):

- Ginger slices (amount according to your preference)
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed Lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 4 tbs. Biogreen soy milk powder
- 1 glass (240ml) of warm water

1. Blend ginger with lemon juice with a little water until all ginger has been finely blended.
2. Add in the rest of the water and the soy milk powder, continue blending for about 10 seconds.
3. Add in the Cinnamon powder and manually blend it for another couple of seconds.

You'll most likely get a very foamy texture with a tinge of brown from the Cinnamon after blending everything together. Make sure you pour it into a glass quickly before the Cinnamon settles at the bottom of the blender. Decorate the foamy top with a little more Cinnamon powder before serving this creamy smoothie to your guests!

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