Craving a healthy snack to get you through the afternoon? Or maybe just a light, healthy breakfast to get you started in the morning? This smoothie will fit the bill. I owe the idea of adding nutmeg and allspice to a smoothie to my son, who has spent many hours experimenting with various flavor combinations in his concoctions. Freshly grating a whole nutmeg is way better than shaking dried nutmeg from a spice jar. It's really not a big deal to do, so I encourage you to go buy a whole nutmeg if you haven't tried it. If you don't have a nutmeg grater, use the grater with the finest, smallest holes that you have in your kitchen. The fruit in this smoothie provides all the sweetness you need--you do not need to add sugar, honey or any other sweetener!
1 apple, core removed
1 banana, peeled
4 ice cubes
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 tsp vanilla
30 seconds of grating fresh nutmeg (go back and forth with a whole nutmeg on a grater while counting to 30)
1/8 tsp allspice
1 TBS flaxseed oil
Blend all together until smooth.
Makes 1 tall glass smoothie, possibly with a little leftover.