Ninja RobynWed, 6 Jul 2016 12:26pm0 Comments

SOUR APPLE CRANBERRY

Sour Apple Cranberry Smoothie

OMG this smoothie! Let me start by saying if you love sour stuff, you'll LOVE this smoothie. This one is my husband's favorite by far - in fact, he won't drink anything else. I have to admit - although I don't like it as sour as he does - this smoothie is bomb!

- Apple Juice
- Strawberries (only a few)
- Cranberries
- Kale
- Flaxseed

You actually have to be careful with the ratios on this one. Too much apple juice really takes over the flavor and makes it less sour. Too many cranberries makes it really sour - my husband adds a ton. The kale and the flaxseed don't do much to the taste either way (though my husband does refuse to use them because it's slightly less sour with them).

I will say that the Vitamix does not like this combo. I mean it still does it's job - don't get me wrong - but you need the tamper more. I think it's because the cranberries are just the right size to create little air pockets and you really can't use much juice/liquid without really losing that delicious sourness.

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!

Ninja RobynWed, 27 Jan 2016 8:08pm0 Comments

APRICOTS, STRAWBERRIES, & PEACHES, OH MY!

Now that I've been making smoothies for a few weeks, I have discovered a few favorite recipes. I just made a new one yesterday and it really surprised me. I bought apricot juice and then I wasn't really sure what to add to it. After some research, I tried this and it turned out awesome:

Apricot Strawberry Peach Smoothie

- Apricot Juice

- Strawberries

- Peaches

Look at that color! It turned out to be so pretty I put it in a clear glass (yes that's a beer glass from Speakeasy brewery) to show it off.

I have definitely found that simple is best. Once you start getting a ton of different ingredients - lots of varieties of fruits and vegetables - the taste starts to go downhill. At least that has been my experience so far.

Also, I don't really keep track of how much of each ingredient I put in my smoothies, so if you're trying this recipe, just play around with the ratios!