Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tropical Green Smoothie

When pineapple is super ripe and sweet, this is the smoothie to make, a tropical green smoothie.

1 small banana
1 navel orange
1 cup pineapple
2 cups kale

Blend and enjoy!
Note: I find the banana can overpower the smoothie sometimes, so you can use half if you want.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fruit Salad Green Smoothie with Kale

Here's another wonderful green smoothie to make with a Vitamix Blender. This one is like a fruit salad with kale to give it that bright green color!

Eyeball it as always:
4-5 strawberries
1 medium/small banana
1 navel orange
1/2 Fuji apple (I just used a handful of pre-sliced apples)
3 generous handfuls of chopped kale
1-2 cups of ice (top it off with whatever fits)

Blend and enjoy! Praise the Vitamix for making green smoothies so easy and fun!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Not-So-Green Green Smoothie

I am experimenting with more green smoothies and this one came out not-so-green, but it is still a green smoothie!

Again, just eyeball everything.

Half a cup of blackberries
Half a cup of blueberries
Handful of strawberries
Handful of spinach
2-3 handfuls of Kale
Handful of baby carrots
sprinkling of water, as needed to get it szhoozing!

This one isn't as sweet as the green smoothie I made yesterday, but it is packed with superfoods and still tastes ok. (The green smoothie is actually suitable for kids because you cannot even taste the kale.)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Green Smoothie

Who knew a green smoothie could taste so good? I just made this fabulous kale smoothie with my Vitamix blender and it turned out yummy!

Just eyeball everything!
1 orange, peeled and quartered
1 pear, quartered
1 cup of strawberries
2 cups or 2-3 handfuls of kale (I just get the bagged, pre-chopped kind to save time)
top it off with ice, about 1 cup or so

Blend and enjoy!!
I love my Vitamix! This is the easiest way to make sure you get your daily fruits and veggies and with summer coming, smoothies are a must! ;)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Popcorn Dipped in...Soy Sauce!

This may sound strange, but I recently got a tip about how to enjoy popcorn on a new level: dip it in soy sauce! Of all things!! It actually tastes good and it only takes a tiny dot of soy sauce to do the trick, but it is awesome! Try it with fresh stove-popped popcorn (none of that microwave stuff!).