Monday, November 14, 2011

Three Days of Smoothies!

It's the start of the 4th week of my one-month Personal Smoothie Challenge! This weekend, I had the same smoothie both days, and it was really delicious!

1 cup apple cider
5 ounces frozen passionfruit pulp
6 ounces homemade plain yogurt

This morning's smoothie was a total improv piece; as I was making it, I was thinking, "this probably won't work." However, it's an interesting smoothie and I definitely think it's one I will continue to experiment with and try to perfect even more:

1 cup almond milk
1 cup apple cider
1 cup froze red raspberries
1 heaping tablespoon Navitas SuperFood Blend (Hemp, Cacao, and Maca powder)

Like others with blended raspberries, there are seeds in this smoothie; if that bothers you, be sure to press it through a sieve (a fine mesh strainer works well), and the smoothie will indeed live up to its name!

Friday, November 11, 2011

unique orange smoothie--without orange!

I love oranges and all things citrus. However, I have been using whatever I have around for my smoothies, and I haven't had any oranges around lately. However, there are all kinds of amazingly healthy and delicious orange items to put into your smoothies! Today's is a great vibrant-orange smoothie without any oranges!

1 cup carrot juice
1 cored apple
5 ounces frozen passionfruit pulp
6 ounces homemade plain yogurt
1 pinch of ground cinnamon

This is really delicious! Give it a try!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today's smoothie is really tangy--but not in an unbearable way--in a delicious way!

1 cup apple cider
6 ounces plain homemade yogurt
1 heaping cup of frozen red raspberries

Because of the raspberry seeds (just like strawberries), there will be seeds at the bottom of this smoothie. You could strain it through a fine mesh strainer, if you like--I don't think it's necessary, but it will save you from getting a lot of seeds at the bottom!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

two variations on the same smoothie

I didn't post yesterday, but I did maintain my personal smoothie challenge! My smoothie today is a variation on yesterday's, so here are both versions--enjoy!

Yesterday's smoothie:
1 cup carrot juice
6 ounces of my own homemade organic plain yogurt (get a yogurt maker!)
1 apple, cored but not peeled (peel it if the skin will bother you in your smoothie)
1 pinch of ground cardamom
a few ice cubes (Here's where coconut water frozen into ice cubes is great!)

Today's smoothie:
1 cup carrot juice
6 ounces of my own homemade organic plain yogurt
1 apple, cored but not peeled
1 inch of fresh ginger
a few ice cubes

These are wonderfully refreshing! Let me know if you try either of these--I think cinnamon would be a great addition, too!

Monday, November 7, 2011

a taste of summer--in the fall

Today I really enjoyed a thick and yummy summer-tasting smoothie, even though it's very fall-like outside! Ah, the magic of frozen fruit and canned coconut milk! ;)

1 cup coconut milk
10 ounces frozen watermelon puree
4 fresh julep mint leaves from my garden

Blend and enjoy! This was so thick, it was almost like a sorbet!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Two weeks down!

The third week of my personal smoothie challenge begins today! I love the concoction I came up with today, too--give it a try and tell me what you think!

1 cup carrot juice
1 cup coconut milk
5 ounces frozen papaya puree
1 inch peeled fresh ginger

Blend and LOVE!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nov 5th Smoothie!

It's Saturday! (I love the weekend.) Today's smoothie was very subtle and delicious. Give it a try and enjoy!

1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup apple cider
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana

I'd also like to give a shout out to the Denton Juice Co! I really enjoyed my carrot, orange, and ginger juice that I got from them today at the Etsy Denton Handmade Harvest Craft Festival!