cold fighting smoothie.

COLD

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 orange
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 handful spinach/and or kale
Squirt of honey

Mix it in a blender and drink away!

peanut butter & jelly smoothie.

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It must be the time of year – but I’ve been making alot of smoothies lately. here is my take on a peanut butter and jelly smoothie!

1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
handful or so of frozen blueberries
1 tspn flax
1 T peanut butter
3 dates

Blend and enjoy…Delicious, right?!

 

261. pumpkin pie smoothie

I think its about that time where we start to put pumpkin in everything…

This morning it was our smoothie!

1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 T flax (optional)
1/2 tspn pumpkin pie spice
1 T your favorite protien powder
cinnamon for sprinkling on top

Blend it and enjoy.

201. blueberry mint lassi.

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!

159. pineapple and basil smoothie.

This super delicious smoothie was inspired by the house-made sorbet whole foods has sometimes at the ice cream bar….That and I had four rings of pineapple left, and one sad sprig of basil. I threw that in the vitamix along with a kiwi, handful of grapes, three big pieces of kale, ice cubes and a little water….SUCCESS!

144. Strawberry banana peach smoothie

Another busy day!

Needed time to fuel with a smoothie.

Almond milk, frozen strawberries, frozen peaches and banana.
Added some hemp seeds, flax and protein powder.

131. strawberry, kiwi, grape and peach smoothie.

Since we are moving next week I have been trying to use up the food we have in the house. This smoothie is a pure result of that task.

About 8-10 strawberries
2 overripe kiwis
1 cup green grapes
Half of a peach soy yogurt
1/4 cup almond milk
ice cubes.

This hit the spot.

109. pineapple, banana, apple & kale smoothie.

Milo even drank this green smoothie…and wanted more!

65. pineapple, banana, peach, kiwi and kale smoothie.


Pineapples were 98 cents at stanleys yesterday and I had a kiwi that was starting to go bad, so those were the inspiration for today’s smoothie. This weekend is still catching up with me – so this is the best I can do for today….

1/2 frozen banana
about 6 frozen peach slices
1 kiwi, peeled
some pineapple
two big kale leaves
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup water
ice

blend and enjoy! it makes a pretty green color, don’t you think?!

61. oatmeal breakfast smoothie.

Tonight I’m leaving on a plane to head to NYC. So this week has been pretty food heavy, but I hope to have some crafty things in store next week – Today I give you a smoothie….one of my favorites. It reminds me of the oatmeal shakes you get at Irazu.  Not dead on, but similar for sure. Its a thinner smoothie than you might be used to, but I love the sweetness from the dates and cinnamon. Reminds me of horchata. I’m sure you can definitely play with this basic formula and mix and match and come up with all kinds of delicious combinations. I know I plan to…. But for now, this is the basic go-to recipe.

1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup yogurt (I used soy)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 dried dates
Ice cubes

* Try adding a frozen banana or subbing banana for apple. both options = YUM!