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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
There have been no smoothies for a while as I was traveling and then went on a no-sugar routine to get my blood sugar back in balance and to do a cleanse.
But now the raspberries are in season and so I have been picking! Yesterday it was a banana and raspberries, coconut milk and vanilla protein powder. YUMMY! And so pretty too! Sorry no pics, I drank it too fast, but I will be making more.
Today it was pineapple, the rest of a mango, my remaining banana, coconut milk and vanilla protein powder! Again yumminess that I drank quicker than I could take a picture!
Will be working on some vegetable juice smoothies as soon as the harvest begins in full swing.
Hmmmm, those freshly picked red be
Smoothie of the Day!
Was wondering what my new stick blender would do to apples so this morning I tested it out!
Apple chunks, juice of one small orange, one banana, scoop of vanilla whey protein powder, coconut milk and voila! My stick blender pulverized the apple! Have I mentioned how much I love my stick blender?
The crowning touch to my smoothie this morning was cinnamon! Absolutely Yummy!
First Green Smoothie!
Now obviously this is a stock picture so mine didn't really look like that but it was most definitely green!
Got the Dr. Oz recipe this morning and a friend posted a variation of that recipe for me yesterday so here is that info and how I modified it for my taste. Hey, it's a start!
I needed to have some of my morning "sweetness" and didn't have any apples so had to make a few changes .
This is the original recipe that I received:
Make the breakfast drink that Dr. Oz swears by! This "green drink" is high in fiber, low-calorie and rich in vitamins.
Makes 3-4 servings (about 28-30 oz)
2 cups spinach
1/4 head of celery
1/2 bunch parsley
1 bunch mint
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Serve and enjoy!
This is apparently how it was introduced by Dr Oz on Oprah.
Dr. Oz Green Drink Recipe.
2 apples, cored.
2 big handfuls of spinach.
1/2 cup of chopped parsley.
1 celery stick, chopped.
1 thumbnail length of ginger root, peeled.
1 lemon - juice only (use peel slice for zest).
1 medium cucumber.
Place ingredients in a blender, add 4 oz. spring water or a handful of ice cubes, then puree quickly for one minute. Makes two glasses of Dr. Oz’s green drink.
The green drink has a strong taste and if you are used to drinking soda or sweet tea, the taste will take some getting used to. Dr. Oz suggests adding other items at first to sweeten the green drink to your taste.
Green drink – Optional ingredients:
unsweetened fruit juice.
And this is what I came up with:
1 small orange, peeled & seeded
juice of one lemon
handful of fresh spinach
2-3 baby carrots, cut up
1 stalk celery, cut up
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp. spirullina
2 Tb. vanilla Yogurt
orange juice to thin
Yummy, but I will still try Dr. Oz's recipe (the 2nd one above) when I have all the ingredients!
Sorry, no picture but I have an appointment at 9:30 that I am on my way to! But you need to hear this new twist! I took my small can of mixed fruit, added my vanilla yogurt, vanilla protein powder, orange juice, a squirt of flax oil and some aloe and blended. Was not quite as thick as I wanted so......I added half an avocado! Yummy! Just a tad bit green tint but very tasty! Go ahead and try it!
Tuesday Morning Smoothie
Yes, there was a smoothie yesterday, but had to hurry to get out of the house before they blocked off the road in front of my house.
So this morning it is pineapple, strawberry and banana with vanilla yogurt, orange juice and vanilla whey protein powder. Got very thick, I think because the strawberries and pineapple were frozen. Giant had pineapples buy one get one free so one got dried (which my students enjoyed) and the other got frozen. Don't think my stick blender was happy with the frozen pineapples thought. Still Yummy!
My favorite quick smoothie!
This is my favorite and the quickest - banana, chocolate almond milk, vanilla protein powder, natural peanut butter and some vanilla Greek yogurt to make it smooth. Yummy!
As with any other blog that I have tried to start, this is the beginning. Hopefully this one will take hold a contain my thoughts, wisdom and research to all manner of things that I am currently interested in.
This morning, it will be my daily breakfast smoothie - what to have, what to have. I believe I will start with a banana, then add peaches, yogurt, coconut milk and of course some vanilla protein powder. Let's see how that turns out!
Ahh, yummy delicious-ness!
The lemon-mango water is for the rest of the day!
Thoughts become things, think good ones! Paraphrasing Mike Dooley
Paula J Kaprocki, LMT
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist with thoughts, aspirations and opinions - much like any other person on the planet!