Smoothie S.O.S!

December 1, 2010 § 14 Comments

Hello long lost blog souls! How i’ve missed you!

As you may or may not know, I am currently suffering from PTSD. Post-traumatic-science-disorder. Too much anatomy, physiology and chemistry study has predisposed me to night sweats, fainting spells and uncontrolled binges on raw-cacao concoctions. Exams do that to a girl.

How has your week been? My, it’s getting close to the festy-season epicentre. It always creeps up so fast! I have yet to brave the shops to track down perfect christmas gifts for my 3 trillion relations, however soon the time will come where I will have to beat through the crowds, nimbly sidestepping crazed consumer zombies in my vibram five-fingers, and buying over-priced soaps for my numerous aunts as I give up all attempts to be thoughtful. I had grand plans to bake/un-bake/sew/knit/craft delightful homemade tokens of christmas love for everyone, however in usual scatterbrain style, I have left it to the last again.

Everyone likes soap.

As requested, I wanted to recap some favourite smoothie ideas for you all as I’ve been getting my fair share of blended foods of late, with the raw kick.

Tricks for awesome smoothies

* Use frozen bananas for creaminess & sweetness – really makes a difference to the texture & general deliciousness of the final product.

* Adding greens such as spinach will provide an instant chlorophyll-kick without compromising flavour. I use baby spinach in just about every blended beverage and the taste is completely unnoticeable.

* The addition of any kind of paste or nut-butter is guaranteed to tip your smoothie over the flavour precipice. So. Amazing.

Let’s get to it!

Avocado, Banana, Tahini and Honey (personal favourite!)

1/2 ripe avocado

1 large frozen banana

1 tsp of each tahini (raw, unhulled) & raw honey

rice or other non-dairy milk (I never measure this, but generally I like as little as possible to achieve a more ‘pudding-consistency’)

 

Classic Spirulina Breakfast Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 large handful baby spinach

1-2 heaping tsp Spirulina

1-2 heaping tsp raw carob powder

2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in 4 tbsp water

rice milk (maybe 1 cup?)

 

Coco-Cacao bliss

Water & flesh from 1 young coconut

1 heaping tsp raw cacao powder

 

Spinach & Peanut Butter Perfection

1 frozen banana

1 large handful baby spinach

1 tbsp natural peanut butter

1 cup rice milk

(optional: 1 tsp raw cacao or carob powder)

 

Avocado, Spinach and Chia Smoothie


1 frozen banana

1/2 ripe avocado

2 tbsp soaked chia seeds

handful baby spinach

rice milk

(Optional: raw honey for sweetness)

 

Orange & Banana Flurry

2 small frozen bananas

1 ripe orange

enough rice milk to blend

 

Carob, Banana, Avocado Breakfast Pudding

1 frozen banana

1/2 ripe avocado

2 tbsp soaked chia seeds

1-2 heaped tsp carob powder

tiny amount of rice milk to blend

Top with: drizzle raw honey, shredded coconut

NB: For any ‘pudding’, you can also sub the banana for frozen berries & add some raw honey for sweetness. Delicious and refreshing!

 
That, my friends, is all for now. I am hitting up a cute little local gym this arvo due to the persistent rain and all things dreary; it is muchos cheapos, just the way I like it, but I need to go NOW before my skin grafts on to this computer chair and I am stuck here in front of the mac forever!

Hope you’re having a collectively spiffy afternoon, and I can’t wait to return to normal blogging post-exams. Oyyyyyyy, my cranium is crying.

PEACE OUT


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