Ninja RobynThu, 7 Jul 2016 2:09pm0 Comments

FROM FAVORITE TO FAIL

I bought some celery to try with my smoothies. I thought it would be a good idea to blend in some more vegetables. Well, as I'm sure you can tell by the title of this post, it didn't exactly turn out well. I mean I was able to drink it, but the aftertaste was awful and I definitely wouldn't make it again without at least some adjustment to the recipe. Here's what I included:

- Pear Juice
- Fresh Celery + Celery Leaves
- Pineapple
- Spinach
- Kale

Does this recipe look familiar? Well, I based it off of one of my favorite smoothies I've made so far: Hawaiian Pear + Pineapple. For that smoothie, I used Whole Foods' Hawaiian Pear juice and for this one I attempted to make my own sort of concoction, which, sadly, didn't really work out. As the title says, I went from favorite to fail. :(

I have to say, I'm totally surprised by how potent celery is when you add it to a smoothie! It really takes over the taste, which is surprising since it's mostly just water. Watermelon is the same way.

Ninja RobynSat, 19 Mar 2016 5:22pm0 Comments

STRAWBERRY SPINACH PEAR

I was told by many people that spinach would be great in smoothies - that it goes with anything and everything and you'll barely taste it. Well...I didn't find that to be true.

Spinach Smoothie Recipe

I've been using kale in all of my smoothies so far and found it be an almost tasteless addition, which has been great! I'm not sure if I just didn't get the right ratios with this smoothie or what, but here's what I tried:

- Pear Juice
- Strawberries
- Spinach

That's it! I really kept it simple on this one. I found the spinach taste to be a little strong, though it was still good. I guess one thing I will say is that I've found strawberries to have a surprisingly light taste in smoothies. Despite their strong (and delicious) smell, they get lost in smoothies, especially with certain stronger tasting fruits and vegetables. Pear is a bit similar, I think. So maybe that really was the problem with this one!

Not a total failure, but I would say it needs work!

Ninja RobynWed, 16 Mar 2016 2:10pm0 Comments

HAWAIIAN PEAR + PINEAPPLE GOODNESS!

This smoothie is actually one of my favorites! My husband, on the other hand, thinks it looks gross and tastes terrible. He prefers the sour smoothies (more recipes to come on that) and usually sticks to fruit only. This one is heavier on the veggies as I'm using one of Whole Food's cold-pressed raw juices, which is already a mix of fruits and veggies, as the base:

Whole Foods Hawaiian Pear Pressed Juice

- Hawaiian Pear Juice:
kale, spinach, celery, pear, pineapple
- Pineapple
- Kale
- Flaxseed

I guess it seems weird to add more pineapple and more kale to a juice that already has both, but it's a delicious combo!