Ninja RobynMon, 28 Mar 2016 3:55pm0 Comments

THE TEST: MY FIRST RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE!

So, as I mentioned, one of the reasons I wanted to splurge on a really good Vitamix blender was to be able to use raspberries and blackberries in my smoothies without having to worry about the seeds. This smoothie was my test:


- Guava Juice
- Raspberries
- Kale
- Flaxseed

The smoothie was delicious and the blender (mostly) passed the test, though I think I could've blended the raspberries longer for better results.

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!