When a friend introduced me to the corn smoothie, I couldn’t help but be slightly skeptical. Vegetables in smoothies? Wasn’t that a fruit thing? I love vegetables, ice, and smoothies, but I generally have strict guides in what kinds of foods should be combined. Despite these prejudices, I decided to be adventurous and try this new food. The moment the corn smoothie touched my tongue I knew it was magic. The perfect combination of meal and snack in a way that even fruit could not manage. The corn smoothie is an ingenious way to sneak the vegetables into any diet.
Corn is good for you. Besides being full of vitamin B, the Mayo Clinic points out that, “Corn also provides our bodies with essential minerals such as zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese. Corn is a good source of the antioxidants carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health.”
How To Make A Corn Smoothie:
Sweet Corn Smoothie Ingredients
3 cups or 4 ears of organic corn
2 cups of yogurt (plain)
3 cups of ice
Sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup or honey (optional)
Sweet Corn Smoothie Recipe Directions
1. Cut the sweet corn from the cob. If you find yourself unable to cut the corn from the cob with ease, you let the corn soak in water for about ten minutes. This should soften the corn.
2. Measure out three cups of the corn.
3. Place the corn, ice, and yogurt in the blender.
4. Optional: Put some sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup or honey in the blender. Any of these ingredients should make the final result sweeter, but less healthy.
5. Blend the smoothie.
6. Drink and enjoy.
Printable Recipe Card For Corn Smoothie:
Recipe Note: You can turn this into a sweet corn shake by using ice cream in place of yogurt.
About Organic and GMO Corn
For the best corn possible, I recommend organic corn. Organic corn has a sweeter, richer taste than GMO corn. On a blind taste test most individuals report liking the organic versions of food better than the mass produced genetically modified fruits and vegetables available at most supermarkets.
From an economic stand point, genetically modified foods are cheap because a few big names control the production and price of the crops. Organic farmers must contend with the desire to buy food as cheap as possible. Organic food just isn’t as cheap or as easy to grow as GMO food. The fact is, organic crops are slower growing, and do not use chemicals to protect the crop. Buying the slightly more expensive organic corn will support small farmers.
Here is a little know corn fact for you! But first I must ask you, “Is corn a vegetable or fruit?” While most people think of corn as a vegetable, botanist actually classify it as a fruit. Scientifically speaking fruits develop from the flower of a plant (as corn do) while veggies are other parts of the plant.
I hope you enjoy this delicious corn smoothie recipe with organic corn and let me know how you liked it!