Carrot and Peach smoothie

Lately I have been using carrots a lot adding in everything I bake and cook. Probably, my mind would be fixated on that. But, smoothie was never in the picture. I really wanted to try it in a smoothie by blending few ingredients and bending few rules :).  Then came a perfect day, a darn dull and dreary snowy day nudging me to bring some soothing contrast.

In fact, since I’m a December soul, I love snowy and rainy days. But, I need something exciting and contrasting at the same time to brighten up and make it lively inside the home. Something like experimenting a new recipe would be the best fit. Sometimes, I divert my attention purely on some crazy new things mostly food 🙂 And I just pursued it wholeheartedly.

So while it was heavily snowing in Atlantic Canada, I managed to blend a glass of delicious smoothie 🙂

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1 cup mashed carrots

1/2 cup peach slices

1/2 cup yogurt

1 ½ cup of filtered water

Hint of vanilla

Few ice cubes

Sweetener of your choice

Pinch of salt [Optional]

 

In a blender, add all of the ingredients. Don’t add the whole amount of water in the beginning. Start with little amount of water. Once everything blends well and in smooth puree form, add the rest of the water (if desired) and extend the consistency.  Enjoy,

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Merry berry smoothie

Purplish pink blissful blend of berries yet another delicious smoothie rich in antioxidants and nutrients! It’s my all time favorite one.

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3/4 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
few red grapes
half banana
1 glass of purified water

Place everything in a blender and process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Enjoy,

Sunshine green smoothie

Green smoothieThe day begins with a pleasant surprise, melodious and pleasant spring is here. A sigh of relief, finally!  Sun is already up in the sky shining in full glory. The land looks still the same, pristine and white snow silently on the ground still hanging around as if it has no plans to leave the stage any time soon.

There is no strong breeze – for the plants to sway in the rhythm -as it was a few days ago. Everything seems nice and warm, gentle and polite. All are being nice to winter since it allowed spring a grand welcome!

Today is the first day of spring, very beautiful and warm day, a nice change of season.  Even though there aren’t many colors to beautify the nature, the bright and warm day made everything perfect.

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Indeed an inspiration to try something new. For me today was a new start to begin my green smoothie journey. Grinding vegetables are not my cup of tea. I couldn’t imagine grinding a handful of spinach in a creamy form and pouring in a smoothie cup where I use only for alluring fruit smoothies with sweeteners and flavors.  

In order to make it more interesting and pleasing, before hand I thought of a plan to avoid any hint of fibers from the spinach, seeds from the flavoring fruits, etc. Everything worked great and the smoothie was indeed delicious and picture perfect.  Succeeded at the first attempt itself, and moreover, I convinced my three boys as well. Bingo! So I named it “Sunshine green smoothie” 🙂

Even though I opted out sugar or honey, the sweet flavor from the pineapple and strawberry made it sort of sweet to the senses. It reduces any kind of cravings for sweet snacks was a bonus. I’m glad I did it.

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 A handful of spinach

1 slice of avocado

½ cup of frozen pineapple chunks

2-3 pieces of strawberries

1 ½ cup of filtered water

In a blender, add frozen pineapple chunks first, then spinach, and the rest of the ingredients. Don’t add the whole amount of water in the beginning. Pour one glass first. Once everything blends well and in smooth puree form, add the rest of the water and extend the consistency.  Enjoy,