August 12, 2012

Smoothie Mania!

Posted by Ethne~

Lately I’ve been making some REALLY great smoothies, Friends, and I thought I’d share a few of the combinations.  Actual recipes aren’t necessary because it’s pretty much dump and whir in the blender/bullet.
~One of my very favorites:  fresh watermelon, fresh mango, light vanilla soymilk ice cubes (which I made), light vanilla soymilk added until everything blended smoothly.

*Actually, for all of the liquid, you add it until it makes the smoothie blend smoothly.  If it doesn’t, add more liquid till it does.*

~Frozen peaches, frozen blueberries, fresh baby kale leaves (a large handful), ground flax seed (1 tsp), orange juice

~Frozen banana, fresh strawberries, frozen raspberries, fresh baby spinach, orange juice

~Frozen grapes, fresh apple slices, fresh baby spinach, apple or orange juice

~Fresh mango or frozen peaches, frozen raspberries or fresh strawberries, carrot juice and orange juice

The carrot juice made things beautiful

I’ve found that adding a handful of baby kale or baby spinach does not affect the flavor at all (as in na-da) and when you’re using berries they even hide the green color), so it’s a great way to add super green nutrients.

I like to have a minimum of 3 fruit/veg ingredients, plus my juice.  I prefer to have a combination of fresh and frozen so it’s nice and chilled, but not too frozen or I get brain freeze.

I’ll occasionally make one that doesn’t taste all that superb, but if you mix fruits you like and it still tastes a little meh, squirt in a little honey (to keep it natural) to sweeten it up.

If you make too much, turn the remainder into popsicles or put into the fridge.  I find that the smoothies keep really well in the fridge, even overnight.  And the girls love them as popsicles.

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