Posted on December 7th, 2010
Wow, it seems like forever since my last smoothie post. Things have been crazy busy since getting married, and working on the startup of Adventure Naturals
. I haven’t forgotten about smoothie Tuesday, though. I was hoping to bring you a holiday themed smoothie today, but the store was out of a certain ingredient I was looking for, so it will have to wait until next week!
But, I do have a tasty treat I blended together just this morning from what fruits I had in the freezer. This smoothie has a crisp taste with a tart finish, thanks to the cherries. I find it amazing how many different tasting smoothies I can come up with just from the standard fruit selection I always have on hand in the freezer.
- 1 part strawberries
- 1 part peaches
- 1 part cherries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2-4 TBSP of cashew butter (based on the size of smoothie you make)
- Protein & Greens Powder of your choice
- Part Almond Milk & Part Water (just enough to cover the fruit)
Directions: Combine all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Proportion the fruit out based on how many servings you want. I used about 2.5oz each, yielding 2 large servings.
Pour into a glass and enjoy. I apologize for not having a picture for this one. I took the photo and left the media card at home. So, I will post it tomorrow, once the media card is back in my possession.
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Posted on October 26th, 2010
Okay, so there isn’t actually any peanut butter in this smoothie, but it does use raw almond butter. You are more than welcome to substitute actual peanut butter though if you so desire, but since becoming a raw food fan I have converted to almond butter. This delicious smoothie has already become on of my favorites, and was my fiancées idea! Last, night while we were grocery shopping I asked her for an idea for a Smoothie Tuesday post. I was hoping for something not containing bananas this time, since a majority of the smoothies I make contain them. The resulting smoothie consists of mostly delicious berries, and goes down smooth!
- 4oz frozen strawberries
- 4 0z frozen black berries
- 4 oz frozen raspberries
- 2+ TBSP of raw almond butter
- 2-3 TBSP of raw honey (or agave to make it completely vegan)
- 1.5 cups of almond milk
Process all contents in a blender. Yields, two servings, or one for a very hungry individual! I could have easily drank both this morning.
Also, I have set up an email distribution list to send out updates about Adventure Naturals. Updates will include information about the start of our new business, special offers, healthy tips, and more. We plan on launching or raw food energy bars and seasoned nuts early next year.
In other news, I had an MRI yesterday on my knees, hip and low back. I have still had a lot of pain from my bicycle accident. My chiropractor thought it would be a good idea to have everything checked out since the swelling still hadn’t gone down all the way, in addition to the pain. I should get the results back today, and will be posting an update here as well as on Twitter.
I also plan on heading out to Enchanted Rock this weekend. I’m itching to get outdoors. I don’t think I will be able to get any climbing in because of my condition, but I still hope to hike around a bit. Regardless of how much activity I actually get to do, it will be worth getting outside and enjoying some clean air, away from the city.
Posted on March 16th, 2010
Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips takes the stage during Denton's NX35 Conferette this past weekend.
Wow, I can’t believe I let an entire week go by without posting any other content. Life has been pretty hectic lately. Last week I think I only ran once and never even once made it to the climbing gym! I spent last Thursday – Sunday night at the NX35 Conferette in Denton, Texas. It was quite amazing. Flaming Lips, Midlake and StarDeath and White Dwarfs headlined the festival. But anyway, on to the smoothie recipe.
This was another little “accident” because I thought I was out of bananas, but turns out there was a batch hiding in a canvas grocery bag sitting on the counter. After three nights of being up late going to shows I found myself scrounging for fruit Sunday morning before church and rummaged up half a bag of frozen mangoes, some frozen strawberries I stole from my roommate (Phillip if you are reading this I’m buying more) and some frozen grapes. So, I tossed them all in the Vita-Mix along with some hemp milk, agave nectar, vanilla extract, hemp seed powder and greens powder and then blended it all up.
- 1/2 bag of frozen mangoes
- small amount of frozen strawberries
- hand full or two of frozen grapes
- 2-4 TBSP of agave nectar
- 1 small cap full of vanilla extract (note: my cap is very small)
- Optional: greens powder and/or hemp seed protein*
* another option is fresh pinach, I made this smoothie twice already, second time was using fresh greens.
Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips during Denton's NX35 Conferette. The mini music conference (mini compared to SXSW) was where I spent most of my weekend.
Posted on January 13th, 2010
This is a variation of my go-to mixed berry smoothie. This morning I was out of mixed berries but had a couple packages of frozen strawberries, some blueberries and some frozen bananas. Combined with some honey, rice milk and almond cashew butter it created a really delicious smoothie.
- About 2-3 oz of frozen blueberries
- About 4 oz of frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 TBSp of raw honey
- 1 heaping TBSP of raw almond cashew butter (or just plain almond OR cashew butter)
- Your choice of greens or greens powder and hemp seed protein powder (optional but best)
- 1 cup of rice milk
Directions: Just blend!
For those of you who are not regulars on my page, I use a Vita-Mix blender. You can get free shipping on this wonderful machine through the Vita-Mix page on my site.
Posted on November 10th, 2009
Pomegranate Blast - Where Raspberries, Strawberries and POM's collide!
Wow, busy has been the name of the game lately. I have been out of town quite a bit lately, and this week has been full of all day trainings at work and will continue on through Friday. I have even fallen behind on my training for the White Rock Half Marathon. I was planning on running this evening, but due to the all day training I had to stay at work a couple hours late to get some actual work done. However, despite the craziness I managed to create a smoothie for you just before heading out to climb in Arkansas this past weekend.
Today, I bring you Pomegranate Blast! This smoothie is 100% fruit, no greens, no protein powder, agave nectar or nut butter. Greens are always optional though, they won’t subtract too much from the flavor.
- 1 pomegranate (seeds and juice from)
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in to your blender and blend! A high-speed blender such as a Vita-Mix works best, as it will pulverize more of the pom seeds.
Also, on another note I will have a couple photos posted soon from last weekends trip to Arkansas. I hope to make that a promise, especially seeing how I only posted once in this past week. Even though this week is looking very busy I hop to get a post up by Thursday at the latest.
Posted on October 13th, 2009
Cosmic Explosion Smoothie
I gave myself a big pat on the back after making this smoothie! Simply put, this one is amazing! I was hoping to incorporate a fruit I don’t normally use in my smoothies and just happened to have a couple of ripe nectariens lying around the kitchen. So, I looked around to see what else I had and ended up using some frozen strawberries I had just put in the freezer the day before, added a banana and then tossed in the nectarine and pure amazingness happened.
- About 8 oz of frozen strawberries (or one BIG hand full)
- 1 pitted nectarine (ripe is essential)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of almond milk
Blend in high speed blender until smooth. Optionally, you can add greens to this as well. I actually ended up adding a huge hand-full of spinach after taking the picture and it didn’t affect the taste too much at all. This will definitely be a repeat smoothie for me. The nectarine really added some punch to what would normally be a mundane strawberry banana smoothie.