Wednesday, July 1, 2009

OH BOY! SOY!!!!


Why soy?
* RICH IN PROTEIN, VITAMIN A, VITAMIN B1 & VITAMIN B2
* GREAT SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER (read lower about 'okara')
* NO CHOLESTEROL
* HIGH IN OMEGA-3
* VERY INEXPENSIVE!
There are a handful of non-sentimental
material possessions that
I CAN'T DO WITHOUT
One of those is my

For just pennies, I can make a gallon of soymilk.
and not just any soymilk
ORGANIC soymilk
with no additives, preservatives, artificial sweeteners
Ok ... so it's cheap and it's good for me ... how do I use it?
Our family's favorite use:
GREEN SMOOTHIES
(here's a basic green smoothie recipe)
combine in blender:
2 cups soy milk
2 ripe bananas
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
blend well
add by the handful:
organic washed spinach leaves ... throw in as much as you think you can handle
start with maybe a cup, then as you get used to the taste, add more
the idea here is to get as much nutrition as possible
(we freeze our spinach and throw in the frozen stuff - it makes for a good consistency)
You can add all kinds of great things to this:
berries
apples
applesauce
parsley
mangoes
the list is endless - experiment and see what you like

Even 2-year-old Jace likes the basic green smoothie

For our smoothies, we
ALWAYS BUY ORGANIC
Go online and search for a good place to buy organic soybeans
You can store them for a long time

Using a soymilk maker is
EASY

Pretty much you just soak the beans
toss them in the maker
along with some water
and
hit the switch
....
minutes later
voila!
soy milk
you can do all kinds of cool things to change the flavor
experiment

A great trick that
I LOVE

take the okara (mentioned above)
it's the left-over fiber after making soymilk
and refrigerate it for up to a few days
throw it into your bread recipe,
cake recipe, cookie recipe,
pancakes,
banana bread, etc.

Besides getting a whole bunch of free protein
it makes your
stuff
FLUFF

Remember I said that it costs just pennies to make your soymilk?
using the okara means that it
basically costs
NOTHING
to get extra protein-rich fiber!

If you live near me, come try my soymilk
or a green smoothie
(but you have to stop in early for the smoothie - it's breakfast in our home)

1 comment:

Steven & Brooke said...

you are so industrious. i LOVE soy milk