a smoothie I made back in Massachusetts – oh the memories…
I haven’t always started my morning with green (or multi-colored) smoothies. :)
In fact, there was a time when I had NO idea how to make a smoothie.
I literally thought, “What do I put in it?” :)
(So totally laughing at myself right now…)
The answer: ANYTHING!!!
Yup, you have the right to make your smoothie with whatever healthy + awesome ingredients you want. You’re free to experiment and try ridiculous combinations, all in the name of smoothie awesomeness!! :)
Here’s usually what ends up in mine these days, when I have the ingredients and a blender (or food processor or even a Magic Bullet!):
- Spinach and Kale
- Strawberries, Blueberries, or Mango
- Ground Flax Seed
- Cinnamon, Ginger, and Nutmeg (freshly ground is awesome for all of these!!)
- Ice (or frozen fruit/berries will do the trick!)
- Almond Butter
My a-HA moment!
So before I was a smoothie whiz kid, here’s the video that finally showed me HOW to make smoothies – seriously, when I watched this, I literally had the “a-HA” moment! :)
I felt like Eliot was basically giving me permission to throw in whatever the hell I wanted, in whatever proportions I wanted! :)
The Vegan Berry Bomb Smoothie
Here’s Eliot’s “recipe”:
- a couple of handfuls of blueberries (frozen and fresh)
- handful of strawberries
- one whole apple
- a few handfuls of baby spinach (add to taste, it gets sweet when mixed in the blender)
- fresh mint
- almond milk
- protein powder
- crushed ice
(check out Eliot’s full post on his site)
And here’s a recipe I came across recently while reading a magazine! (so 20th century, I know! :)
Roger admits that he’s kinda lazy and anything more than stirring would be too much for him – too funny!! :)
Here’s Roger’s recipe + his notes:
Once you have the ingredients, the preparation for this breakfast smoothie should only take a minute or two.
- In a 12 ounce cup, put a packet of Emergen-C (has to be raspberry flavored)…loaded with vitamins B and C
- 1.5 ounces of pomegranate concentrate
- 2-3 ounces of low fat organic yogurt (I enjoy Stonyfield…plenty of probiotics)
- one drop of Vitamin D3 2000 IU
- 1.5 ounces of either lemonade (some doctors believe it prevents kidney stones) or iced green tea…even better, both if you have it
- Add 4-5 ounces of cold water and stir
(Read Roger’s full post on his blog!)
What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?
I’d love to hear your response + any other thoughts you have below.
Looking forward to learning more!