Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Things; Week Four

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I found a smoothie recipe on a blog that I follow that I decided to try.

Flex on the Beach Smoothie

Makes 1 large smoothie

  • 1 c. coconut water
  • 1/2 c. non-dairy milk (coconut or almond recommended)
  • 1/2 c.  frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 c. frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 c. frozen banana chunks
  • 1/4 of a large avocado
  • 2 t. coconut oil
  • 1 T. chia seeds
  • 1/4 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t. turmeric
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1 T. vanilla protein powder (optional)

I assembled all of the ingredients.  (Minus the avocado, I have never done anything with avocado and I guess I could have and maybe I’ll try it next time, but for the first attempt I went without it.)


It’s pretty simple, you just throw everything in the blender.


And you let the blender do all the hard work.


Then you pour it into a cup and drink it.


Doesn’t get much simpler than that.  Although a few of the ingredients were a little hard to find.  Chia seeds, coconut oil, and the protein powder.  The biggest problem with the protein powder is that it comes in massive quantities and I wasn’t looking to spend a small fortune on something I didn’t know I would use very much of.

It made a huge smoothie and it was big enough to share with Josh.  It was very tasty and full of good things.  My new favorite thing is Chia seeds.  I have had them in yogurt, cream of wheat and eggs this week already.  I am on the lookout for other things that I can include these little seeds in.

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