Since discovering my love of corn, there is only one thing to do.
Besides simply “eat it.”
Turn it into a smoothie. Duh. You have to trust me on this one. Corn seems strange, I know. but it’s good. I mean… have I lead you astray before?!
Don’t answer that.
Raw corn is super sweet. Actually most raw veggies are sweeter to me raw than cooked. This makes them perfect candidates for smoothies – Carrot Cake and Zucchini Bread smoothies happen weekly in my house – and you KNOW I add spinach to everything.
The avocado adds creaminess to the smoothie. You could also use banana (I was out). I never finish a whole avocado before it goes bad, so I eather bake with it or cut the leftovers into slices and store it inthe freezer for smoothies.
Lemon may seen weird, but that zestiness can actually bring out sweet flavors. I added just a twist here!
Ginger also gives this drink it a teeny zing… you could leave it out, but remember it (and lemon) is a great detoxifier!!!
Sweet Corn (Protein) Shake
- 1/4 C raw corn
- 2 T avocado
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 6-7 drops vanilla liquid stevia (or sweetneer of choice)
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or other liquid)
- Ice, to taste
- Optional: squeeze of lemon, xanthan and/or guar gum (to thicken)
Put everything in the blender and mix until smooth.
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Do you drink more smoothies in the summer? I can’t get enough!
What are your favorite veggies to eat raw? Do you ever use them to make them sweet treats?