03.13.2012 / Smoothies

 

Lately, I’ve been a smoothie making machine.  After having a stare down withLouise’s green shakes everyday on Instagram I decided to give it a try.  I’m not the greatest at cutting out entire food groups but I am ok at adding good things. But when it came down to it, I didn’t start green I went with LA in Bloom’s Date Shake (which is a definite favorite and could easily pass as dessert).  Once I got to blending, I got braver and started throwing spinach in and ever since I got a Vitamix, I’ve been concocting all kinds of vegetable and fruit smoothies.

Right now, I’m really enjoying the combination above.  Kale sounds a little scary but, I promise, it’s not.  My 2 year old drank the mixture and thought it was milk shake.  The key, I find, is to always add a frozen banana.  It stabilizes and smooths out the greens.  When I want a little protein I add a tablespoon of almond butter and use almond milk.  You can change out any fruit, frozen or fresh to your liking.  I think mangos and blackberries are a really lovely combination and I tend to like a good portion of my fruit to be frozen to keep that smoothie consistency.  And, when in doubt, if you are ever in need of smoothie inspiration, then well you know where to go, Pinterest!

Cheers!

5 Comments

commented on March 13th 2012 at 12:41pm

Thanks for sharing this Trina! I’ve been making smoothies with kale like crazy lately! Love the idea of this combination – I need to get some coconut milk! :)

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replied on March 15th, 2012 at 2:22pm

So fun. Do you have a fave smoothie combo? I was using mostly almond milk but the coconut milk is really good too.
xo . trina

commented on March 13th 2012 at 8:40pm

Yum! One of my favorite post-workout drinks is Carnation Instant Breakfast/soymilk/frozen strawberries/frozen bananas. I haven’t tried all the crazy combos yet because my plain ol’ blender doesn’t do as well as a Vitamix. But I would like to be able to.

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commented on March 13th 2012 at 9:37pm

Frozen bananas are key!!!

And I love this line {because it is sooooo me} … I’m not the greatest at cutting out entire food groups but I am ok at adding good things.

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replied on March 15th, 2012 at 2:22pm

that is not a bad thing, right? adding good things is, well, good!
xo . trina