Can the world have TOO many smoothie recipes? I. Think. Not. One can not possibly have the same smoothie twice, that would be a travesty! The variety and combinations are endless and that’s exactly what I love about them. In fact, there’s WHOLE cookbooks dedicated just to smoothies. One of my favorites, by Kathy Patalsky (http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com), will show you how to make one for every day of the year in her book 365 Vegan Smoothies. New to the shelf is The Blender Girl Smoothies, by Tess Masters (http://healthyblenderrecipes.com), proving again that there can never be too many smoothie recipes.
So many smoothies….so little time. Sigh.
Despite having a ton of smoothie resources out there I tend to throw together (usually in the ninth hour) my own ingredients. Sometimes it works out great and sometimes…lets just say despite consuming all those good nutrients, the flavor and color (meaning no Instagram photo ops!) might be less than desirable. I admit, I’ve been in a rut lately and my efforts and creativity in the kitchen have suffered. It was time to turn it around and get some new inspiration.
Then this happened. I’m dedicating the month of July to a raw food course (I will give a full review once I’ve finished) and one of the assignments was to create your own smoothie. Simple task one would think but I wanted something unique and super delicious for a hot summer day. As always it needed to be nutritious, healing and filling!
I think I nailed it but you try it and be the judge.
Kat’s Frutilicious Summer Smoothie
1 cup of almond milk
1 frozen banana (if you want to add some healthy fat try half an avocado!)
1 handful of blueberries
1 tsp of chia seed
1 Tbs of hemp seed
Juice from half a lime
1 tsp of pure vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 cup of ice
pinch of salt
*Put all ingredients in order into a high speed blender, pour and top with a sprinkle of help seeds.
Creamy, flavors rightly balanced, just the right sweetness and packed with nutrition. Have it for breakfast, a pre or post workout, enjoy at your favorite vacation spot or as a healthy summer treat (I’d add coconut flakes).
You really can’t got wrong.