Lets Talk Smoothies

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Since going sugar free (and mostly dairy free) I have been drinking a ton of smoothies. It is likely that I will burnout my blender fairly soon.

I always add spinach to all my smoothies. The taste of the spinach is undetectable and it gives me that green veggie boost that my diet needs. If I have it, I also usually add Spirulina powder to our smoothies which makes them extra green and even better for us. If I am having a blah day a smoothie almost always brightens my mood, I am convinced that it is due to the spinach!

I have three favorite smoothie recipes on rotation in our house right now.

1. Strawberry Pineapple- This one is definitely all of our favorite!
Frozen Strawberries
Frozen Pineapple
Fresh Spinach
Coconut Milk

2. Coconut Blueberry- This smoothie is inspired by one that I had at Thrive
Frozen Blueberries
Fresh Spinach
Spoonful of Coconut Butter
Coconut Milk

3. Carob Raspberry- My newest creation born out of a desire for chocolate :)
Frozen Banana
Fresh Spinach
Frozen Raspberries
2 Tablespoons Carob Powder
1/4 cup uncooked Oats
Coconut Milk

Do you have a go to smoothie recipe that is your favorite? I am always up for trying new smoothie recipes!

4 comments:

Emily said...

Where do you get coconut butter? I've never seen that. That last one sounds good. I juice oranges every night as a dessert. So good :]

Kimi said...

Since Emily already asked where you get Coconut butter, I will not. :) BUT, I'd like to know where you get that, as well as coconut milk?? I saw it by the case at Costco tonight, but Robert said it's a luxury purchase, and it will wait a week. :(

Keri said...

I get the Coconut Butter at the Sno-isle Food Co-Op in Everett.

I didn't know they had coconut milk at Costco! I will have to check it out. I have been buying unsweetened but I definitely think that the sweetened version would taste much better! April can not come fast enough!

Keri said...

Also,

You can make your own coconut butter by putting plain shredded coconut in a food processor and letting it process for a long time.

I haven't tried it but I have seen lots of bloggers have good results!

 
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