a word on smoothies.


i love smoothies. for some bizarre reason, i love fruit and know that it’s good for me, but cannot get into the habit of eating it unless i force myself. about five months ago i started to make myself smoothies in the morning for breakfast, thus getting all my servings in one shot. genius, no? and i always pour a little cup for j, too.

i basically just blend whatever fruit we have laying around with some soy milk and crushed ice, and i always, always add in some flax seed (there are those omega-3s again!).

some other recent favorites adapted from vegetarian cooking for everyone.

nectarine-mango frappe:

2 nectarines or peaches

1 large mango

1 1/2 cups soy milk

a few drops of vanilla

6 ice cubes

fresh lemon or lime juice to taste

pear and apple smoothie

1 cup apple  juice (the recipe called for pear, but i didn’t have it)

1 ripe pear

2 drops almond extract

1 cup soy milk

and for the adults…

pineapple-coconut milk drink

2 cups fresh pineapple (or canned)

1 15-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk

1 banana

a splash of rum



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2 responses to “a word on smoothies.

  1. now we are talking! we have a smoothie just about every morning during the week- ours w/ yogurt/ milk/ fruit. i LOVE them!

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