I got a new blender the Christmas before last because I had all kinds of great plans to make smoothies and shakes and other blendable treats. And then it sat on my counter for a year.
And...My stepdaughter goes on kicks of not wanting regular (cow) milk when she comes down. Usually she goes for soy (not a fan). This time she was fooled into the Silk Pure Coconut vanilla milk. She saw the Silk and thought it was soy (she's only 6, so still impressive that she read some of the carton). She liked it, so all was well. I tried it and it was ok, but I could never just drink a glass of it. Thus, a few days later she's back home and I have half a carton of coconut milk. So my blender looked at me and said "over here stupid!" and I decided now was the time for smoothies. I've been making them for several weeks now and I wanted to record my favorites so far for posterity, and so when I forgot what I put in them I could look in a place where I couldn't misplace the random piece of paper I wrote it on.
*Note, I use all frozen fruit instead of ice, and I've been going back and forth between the Silk PureCoconut Vanilla, and Silk Unsweetened Vanilla PureAlmond. And regular milk when I run out of everything else.
|My smoothie on an outdoor adventure...in a beer glass. Sometimes the dishes don't all get done.|
Chocolate Peanut Butter Berries
About half to 1 tablespoon of Dark Chocolate Dreams PB from Peanut Butter and Co. (or Nutella, or regular PB and cocoa powder) plus a dash of cocoa powder
Half-1 tablespoon of flax seed (optional)
8-12 oz. Milk of Choice (see note above)-I like the Silk PureCoconut vanilla best
Blend! Add fruit or milk to get desired consistency, I like mine thicker
|If you take this to work, be prepared for a lot of "WTF are you drinking"?|
My Green Monster Smoothie
*For more info on green monsters, go to this site.
Big ol' handful of spinach or baby spinach, put this in first so it is by the blades!
Nut butter o'choice (see above)
flax seed (optional)
1/2 a banana
8-12 oz. of Milk o'choice
Blend it like Beckham! (yay for stupid puns!)