Summertime means an abundance of fresh fruits. Stone fruit, locally grown is an otherworldly experience versus out-of-season fruit shipped from the southern hemisphere. Add fresh ginger root for flavor perfection and dried white mulberries for protein and berry flavor boost. As mentioned in a recent smoothie post: Dried white mulberries are a heart-healthy superfood, also … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Ginger Nectarine
Most popular cookbook in my kitchen: Superfood Smoothies. Check out this review!
I recently had a new smoothie place open around the corner so I decided to write a post on smoothies.
Kids love smoothies.
Adults love smoothies!
They can be delicious and refreshing — boosting your energy and helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. Superfood Smoothies recipes contain loads of vitamins and minerals and some creative techniques to make them as healthy as can be.
Superfood Smoothies was written by Julie Morris, a best-selling author who knows her stuff about plant-based and super foods. Her recipes are cutting edge for using antioxidants and other nutrients to provide the healthiest lifestyle possible.
The book contains over 100 recipes and tips that you’ll use for yourself and your family. The recipes are well thought out and concocted to maximize everything you’re looking for in a smoothie…energy, taste, nutrients and texture.
When you try the smoothie recipes in Morris’ book, you’ll be…
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Is it berry? Is it banana? I call today’s smoothie “Berry Good Banana.” A dearth of green bananas at the store lately has my countertop banana bowl and my freezer overstocked with ripe bananas. Three bananas at a time seems to be a good pace to keep up with the banana bonanza. Dried white mulberries … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Berry Good Banana
The “Inca peanut” is not a nut, is not a peanut, and is not a legume. Inca peanuts are the seeds of the sacha inchi plant, a perennial vine from the Amazon rainforest. Inca peanuts are rich in minerals. The 3 tablespoons (1 ounce) serving in today’s smoothie recipe provides 8 grams of protein and … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Inca Peanut Orange
On Sunday, I made some curried red lentils fancied up with caramelized onions and a large diced carrot. The recipe I adapted called for a can of tomato puree. I took a larger can of whole tomatoes, pureed the whole thing (except for the can), and used half of the puree. Monday was a waste … Continue reading Monday Night: Soup’s On!
Here’s serious savings today at my local Grocery Outlet: 1.5 lbs. blanched almond flour: $6.99. 2 lbs. organic cocoa nibs: $9.09. 1 lb. organic hemp seeds (hulled): $7.99. 1 lb. organic gelatinized maca root powder: $4.89. Three 8 oz. packages Sunfood organic superfood smoothie mix: $14.67 5 lbs. Premium Gold brand gluten free flax & … Continue reading Spending to Save Money
The Tuesday evening farmers market offers so much kitchen inspiration. Here I am examining the freshness of the greens atop a bunch of beets. There’s a deep bin of fresh fava beans, begging to be brought home to be shucked, blanched, chilled in ice water, peeled, steamed in a covered skillet with ribbons of those … Continue reading Weekday Vegan IRL
Feel the calming power of matcha with the slowly absorbed caffeine and a variety of minerals and antioxidants. Here’s what you need for today’s smoothie: strawberries and spinach leaves from the farmers market, matcha green tea and maca powder from the pantry, turmeric from the spice shelf, banana from the freezer, and coconut water from … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry Matcha
Trial and error time with the Sunfood Organic Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix! Take two was creamier with two frozen bananas, one cup coconut water, and no ice. Take one had one frozen banana, one cup almond milk, and one cup ice. The half teaspoon turmeric burst through the other flavors, leaving us with a chocolate … Continue reading Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Mix Revisited
Strawberry lovers rejoice! This is round #2 of the unsweetened farmers market smoothie challenge. I skipped the citrus stand this time, tried strawberries from a different farmer, and grabbed several handfuls of fresh, crisp spinach leaves. I refrigerated the strawberries overnight. In the morning, I washed them, cut off the caps, and sliced them. Strawberries … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Farmers Market Strawberry