My first meal of the day is a smoothie (if not a fresh juice), after my hot lemon water. These days they consist of: spinach/red chard, banana, water, orange. It is super yumm. Sometimes I add goji berries, blueberries, msm, maca, and/or cacao beans...and the other day I had some leftover almond milk that I added to my green smoothie. Even that small amount made such a difference! It was so creamy and smooth! I've only added almond milk to sweet smoothies before, never green ones, so this was a nice little change.
But some of the best green smoothies I've ever had were at Carmella's. Her "daily green fuel", as she calls it, is made up of greens, fruit, water, and avocado. I must try to make it that way again...its the lime/lime that give it such a delicious tang. I've not yet been abke to achieve the same taste, but will keep trying! Check our her recipe, along with other smoothie recipes and info on the benefits of glorious greens. She's a superstar with blended soups too, and has lots of great recipes for those.
Lately I've been on a blueberry kick too, since we still have heaps in the freezer from the summer. I've been adding them to smoothies, and making yummy puddings. Recently, I made this delicious soupy pudding with: blueberries, walnuts, banana, maple syrup, and lucuma powder. Divine! I could eat that every day! A friend gave me these cute dessert plates with the polka dots, and this was the first time I got to use one of them (even if I didn't eat directly off the plate, lol). The simplest thing can turn a regular dish into something really exciting, since afterall, we eat with our eyes first. I just love the bright colours here :)
The same blueberry pudding, sprinkled with lucuma powder
I got to play the other day, when I made these drinks for a few friends. First (the tall glass), I started with blueberries, almond milk, banana, raspberries, strawberries, handful walnuts, and a date. To that, I added on (front left)...with some pineapple, more banana, lucuma, and some lecithin to thicken it slightly. (sounds like a strange combo, I know). And now, onto the chocolate smoothie, I started with bluberries, banana, almond milk, cacao powder, maca, and some dates. Sprinkled with more cacao.
Just like eating off cool plates, I love to drink out of funky glasses. They totally snaz up a regular smoothie!
So remember, smoothies are cool!!!! Drink many of them and add heaps of greens for some sound nutrition. Cheers!