Friday, 2 March 2012

Let's Talk Smoothies

I want to love smoothies. I really do.  I read blog post after blog post about other bloggers smoothie creations but until the temperature outside hits above zero I find it really hard to get motivated.  J on the other hand has a smoothie every morning and I am happy to say over the past year and a bit they have become much healthier.  And by healthier I mean I lovingly convinced him that Carnation instant breakfast and frozen yogurt fell more into the desert than smoothie category.  Now he is an orange juice and frozen fruit man, which I can 100% get behind (we will work on healthy additives over time).

So why smoothie? How else can you pack a nutritional power house of all your nutritional super foods into one frosty glass?? From chia seeds to kale you can blend it all with a little trial and error and taste testing. I myself am a chocolate girl, so here is what goes into my most simplest creation:

  • 1 scoop Vega shake and Go chocolate for an extra health kick

  • 1 cup of almond milk unsweetened chocolate

  • 1 cup of ice

  • 1 frozen banana.

So simple!! So delicious.

Looking for more inspiration? Angela from Oh She Glows has her very own Green Monster Movement where you can find recipes a plenty for your own frozen delights.  I have even seen layered parfait creations on her blog that are swoon worthy.  I also love Mama Pea's creations, especially this genius Sugar Cookie mix.

Please share with me your favourite recipes and how you get over the chill factor when it's chilly outside.  My goal this week is to bring smoothies back with a one-a-day for a week challenge. Join me if you like!!


  1. I absolutely LOVE smoothies and have a few favourites but the one I have most often is:

    1/2 a frozen banana
    Cup of water
    2 heaped scoops of vanilla protein powder
    1 tbsp nut butter
    3 capsules of acai - powder emptied in to smoothie

    Blend and enjoy - yummers!!

  2. Nice touch with the acai powder!!

  3. I am loving the acai - I can feel the difference in my energy levels but better than that - it tastes awesome!!

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