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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Smoothie 101

Choose your own adventure. 

Pick one or more items from the 5 categories below and wake up all your neighbors with your new found morning (or afternoon) ritual.

Fruit: Frozen blueberries, strawberries, cherries, mango, peaches. I find raspberries have too many seeds for my blender. Fresh banana, melon, pineapple.

Vegetable: Handful dark greens - kale, spinach, romaine, chard, parsley. Grated carrot, cucumber.

Healthy Fat & Protein: Almond butter, sunflower seed butter, avocado, whole milk plain yogurt.

Liquid: Coconut water, nut milk, whole cows milk, carrot juice, fruit juice, regular water.

Flavors: Dates, fresh grated ginger, shredded coconut, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla. 

This morning I made a kale, almond milk, cherry, and yogurt buzz. Sounds scary - tastes great. You pour anything into Dylan's beloved plastic doggie cup (one of those annoyingly toddler friendly restaurant gifts) and he'll gulp it down. 



  1. Sounds D-lish! Where can I get those cups?

  2. This is very similar to what we have every day. My husband and I fill up every morning with a smoothie that keeps us going for hours!
    Here’s my recipe:

    1 1/2 cups water
    fresh ginger – a chunk about the size of the end of my thumb – peeled and sliced
    2 T agave nectar
    2 tsp of ground flax seeds
    2 scoops Whole Nectar Soy Protein ( www . wholenectar . com remove spaces)
    1/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate
    1/2 cup oatmeal
    1 cup frozen blueberries
    1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
    a couple of handfuls of other frozen fruit (sometimes I use peaches, sometimes I use a mixed fruit that has mango, papaya, pineapple and strawberries)
    something green...kale, spinach, zucchini – whatever I have sometimes banana

    This is incredibly delicious and the ginger gives it a nice little kick


  3. Rebecca - I'm afraid they're becoming a thing of the past! D likes any cup that looks like a grown-up cup but I force a lid on it somehow.

    Susan - thanks for the recipe! I forgot about oatmeal. A cafe down the street has one with granola wizzed in it and I love it!


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