1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup or so of frozen berries
1 tspn peanut butter
This has been my go-to smoothie this summer. It’s the best with those big juicy peaches you find at the farmers market. I tried subbing frozen peaches, but it just wasn’t the same. You definitely want to use fresh here. Its definitely a sweet, delicious way to start your morning.
1 frozen banana
1 – 1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 fresh, ripe peach
1 T flax seed
2 -3 T dried oatmeal
Blend and ejoy!
My friend anna posted a recipe similar to this on instagram recently, and due to a large amount of avocados laying around my house, I knew I needed to try it out. That was four days ago – so needless to say, I’m hooked. The addition of the avocado makes it so smooth and creamy. I love it.
I call it the incredible hulk smoothie, for obvious reasons – and it makes it fun when I serve it up to milo, who drinks it without even flinching. Im sure there are alot of ways to mix this up – i think the addition of mango might even be nice!
Put in your blender:
1- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/4 of an avocado (more if you want a more creamier texture)
1 frozen banana1 small apple
Mix in your blender and serve immediately.
So this is my 500th post on this blog! Hard to believe it! That sounds pretty crazy!! I wish I had something a little more exciting than a smoothie to share with you for this milestone, but I was traveling this weekend. But I can promise you this is a delicious smoothie and it definitely helped me turn my ordinary daily smoothie into something a little more extraordinary!
I love chai tea, but I tend to stay away from it because it has caffeine. I found some decaffinated kind recently, from tazo, and I’ve been drinking it like its going out of style. Vega makes a chai protein powder that I sometimes use in my smoothie, and its pretty good, buuuuut it still tastes like a protein powder.
This is a great way to mix up my daily smoothie and bring the spicy-ness of a chai tea. You can make the chia mix ahead of time and store it in a little jar for when you need it.
chai spice blend
2 tsp ground cardamom
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground allspice
3/4 cup almond milk, or any other nut milk
1/4 cup coconut milk (this will make it kind of creamy – you can just do one cup almond milk if you dont have any coconut milk)
1 frozen banana
1 heaping spoonful almond butter (or peanut butter)
1-2 tsp chai spice1/2 tsp maca powder
1 tbsp flax seed
*additions – adding an apple and/or some oatmeal would really help make this a power-packed winner!
Now that I’m back from china – (update on granny stripe blanket coming soon!) I’ve been trying to get back in the groove of eating regular food. However, I’ve been looking for a twist on the everyday things that I have been finding myself gravitating towards. I had a chance to finally grocery shop last night and the majority of my $100 bill was produce! I’m ready for healthy food again!
I started this morning with a delicious new smoothie!
I used about 2 cups of baby spinach, handful of frozen peaches, two handfuls of purple grapes, and a frozen banana. I added 1 cup of chilled water, and put it in the vitamix. SO GOOD! It made plenty too, so I was able to share (although I could have drank the whole thing by myself easily!!)
Its like the plague has hit our home. First, pink eye struck. Then a bad cold I’ve been fighting for over a week. Then 103 degree fevers and a trip to ER for milo…. Now my husband is sick. Its been a LOOOONG week. and my cold is still lingering!
I made up this smoothie to help us get some vitamin c in our bodies first thing in the morning. It may not actually “fight” a cold – but I wanted something nourishing and fresh in our bodies to start the day since we haven’t been eating much real food otherwise. It definitely tastes good!
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 handful spinach/and or kale
Squirt of honey
Mix it in a blender and drink away!
Not a very compelling post tonight…things were hectic over here trying to get our house back together after being painted (updates soon!) and trying to finish editing last week’s wedding photos before this week’s wedding. EEK!
Anyway, I managed to throw this quick lassi together for dessert, after seeing it today on foodgawker.
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup soy yogurt (i used plain)
squirt of agave
4-5 mint leaves
Throw it all in the vitamix or blender and mix it up. Pour in a glass and enjoy!