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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rib Sticking Cultured Milk Breakfasts

Smoothies are all the rage now and with good reason.  Instead of drinking empty calories and highly processed milk products, that are basically dead food, leaving you hungry and lethargic, smoothies can offer digestive enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that fill you with whole food, rib sticking satisfaction and energy.
Here's a favorite breakfast smoothie:

1 cup homemade cultured yogurt (from raw milk) or organic store variety like Stoneyfield.
1 cup frozen berries
1/2 cup raw milk
1 TBSP organic black strap molasses
2 TBSP organic coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup homemade milk kefir
1 banana
1 TBSP rice milk powder
1 TBSP organic barley malt/ honey or 1/2 tsp stevia powder
1 TBSP powdered greens, 1/4 cup frozen or fresh spinach
1 tsp lecithin
1 tsp flax seeds

If you dare, add a raw free range egg.

Mix well in blender starting with fruit (whole greens if you're using them) and yogurt, then add other ingredients.

Or, here's a breakfast that will stick to your ribs all morning.

1/2 cup sprouted grain cereal (Ezekiel)
1/2 cup homemade yogurt from raw milk (more to taste)
1 TBSP roasted organic peanuts
1 TBSP organic, unsweetened coconut
2 TBSP dried fruits like raisins, cranberries and currents

Add a glass of greens and a cup of fair trade coffee with 2 TBSP coconut oil for a great start to your day.

These recipes were posted on

Full Plate Thursday
Friday Potluck
The Pennywise Platter Thursday
Simple Lives Thursday,
Hearth and Soul Hop-Volume 33!
Fermentation Friday
Tuseday Twister.
Kefir on FoodistaKefir


  1. This is a great recipe for a smoothie.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this kefir widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about kefir,Thanks!

  2. Thanks, Alisa! I've added the widget. I have a few other posts about kefir, too. Should I add it there as well? I'm going to check out your site now.

  3. Hey sweets, I love your cultured smoothie recipe! I too drink a ton of these but I add in a lot of raw dark greens as well. i also just did a post on the importance of balancing calcium and magnesium and a simple little recipe to prevent muscle cramping you can check it out at a moderate life! hugs! Alex

  4. Hey, Alex. Nice to hear from you again! Thanks! I'll check it out. Been trying to make some improvements here. Finally made a button just for the blog hop.

  5. This looks great! I actually don't know much about raw milk... and would love to know more. I have lactose issues, do you know of any reduced lactose milks with similar benefits? :)

    Very educational... thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck - I want one of these smoothies today :)

  6. Hi Erin! Depending on what issues you have with lactose, you may find that raw milk and cultured raw milk products are much easier for you to digest and tolerate than processed milk. Let me refer you to another post on my blog from a while back.
    You might find it interesting. I haven't had any experience with them but I've read about other milks working well with the cultures. Like coconut. But, unfortunately, I can't tell you off the top of my head where I read it.
    Thanks for joining me!

  7. Hi Wanderer,
    I would just love this and can see how it would be rib sticking. Its a real good for you drink. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  8. This looks fantastic! I love recipes like this.

  9. I'll send this to my daughter-in-law! Good and good for you!

  10. This sounds like a great way to start the day! Thank you for sharing your delicious and healthy smoothie with Let's Do Brunch.

  11. I love this recipe and I love your blog. This is the kind of blog, one has to stay and visit for a while, to appreciate all it has to offer.
    This drink is a featured recipe, this week, at Let's Do Brunch. Please come on over and visit.


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