Ninja RobynWed, 6 Jul 2016 12:26pm0 Comments


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, 3 Feb 2016 8:57pm0 Comments


Through my many trials and tirbulations of smoothie making I have been pretty lucky with only a few failures. So far, I have only not finished and poured out two and this is one of them:

- Aloe
- Apple Juice
- Watermelon Juice
- Cherries
- Lime Juice

I started it off with apple and watermelon juice because I had fresh apple-watermelon juice at this tiny little juice stand in Kathmandu, Nepal last year and it was so good! But then, I made the mistake of adding cherries to it. And then, I made the even bigger mistake of adding what turned out to be more than a little lime.

After that the apple-watermelon-cherry (the aloe really doesn't add any taste, so I don't count that) wasn't very good, I was thinking that I'd try lime since cherry-lime is a thing. Well, it didn't go as well as I'd hoped. It was so bad, I have since not made anything else with cherry or lime. Seriously, don't try this one!