Sunday, June 10, 2012

A smoothie recipes...

This one is for Erica (and Ben maybe, too) the green smoothie "recipe"

The trick is... There is no set recipe! I seriously just use what I have. BUT I do have to say, we usually have spinach or kale around, and some sort of frozen fruit (cold green smoothies are ALWAYS better!)

So here is the basics:
 *handful (or two) of some kind of greens... Spinach, lettuce, kale, collard greens, anything.
 *about a cup of frozen fruits (we usually use a berry mix, mangos, blueberries, etc...
 *any other fruit or veggie you have laying around that you think could taste good, such as lemon (yumm!!) or lime, bananas, oranges, peaches, sprouts, carrots, avocado (makes it really creamy), you get the picture. We tend to use the fruit that is about to be tossed, but not always.
 *either juice or water... I use enough to cover the blades on the blender to kind of give it an easier time.

Some other additions to add something else to it: yogurt, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, wheat germ, nuts, protein powder, oh, the possibilities are endless!

Another hint, if you have produce that is nearing its end, wash it and dry it, if necessary, then put it in a Baggie a pop it in the freezer. I do this a lot with my greens, when they are on sale or I just happen to buy too much or something.
Also, if you freeze avocados or bananas, peel them will help when you take them out.

That's our basic smoothie recipe! I will try to add more recipes... We just got an iPad, so I am figuring how to blog from it, so I can blog from our trip (that we leave for in ONE week!!!)


Anonymous said...

Dad says you won't be able to blog from your iPad unless you are hooked to the Internet, unless you have that service. I kinda like your smoothies recipe, I'll have to try it.

Erica said...

Thanks Brooke!!! And no, not Ben, just me. Haha, thinking about even asking him to try this makes me laugh at what I think his reaction would be.

Christopher And Tia said...

Hey Brooke! I just wanted to stop by to stalk your blog for a bit- the kids all look happy and healthy, as always! Looks like y'all have been going on some great adventures. I don't get a chance to come online very often, but its nice to peek in on all of the cool stuff you're doing when I get the chance. Take care!!