Posted at 2:17 pm , on January 17, 2014
A layered smoothie is beautiful, creative and delicious. But is it a lot of work?
I often get the “it doesn’t look too simple” comment from my hubby when he sees me enjoying one of my layered smoothies. The truth is that they are actually very straightforward and simple.
Please don’t be afraid to give one a try!
Here’s a simple breakdown of the layered smoothie process:
- Have all your ingredients out on your counter for easy access
- Set out two glasses. One will be a temporary home for the first layer you process. The other will be your designated smoothie glass.
- Toss all the ingredients for the first layer into your blender. Process those goodies!
- Pour the mixture into the glass you have designated as the “temporary home” for the first layer.
- Quickly rinse out your blender (this should only take a couple of seconds!)
- Toss the ingredients for layer 2 into your blender, blend away!
- Pour this mixture directly from your blender into your smoothie glass. Pour the other layer (previously poured into your “temporary home” glass) into your smoothie cup
- Alternate layers (in any order) until smoothie cup is full!
- Revel in your smoothie’s beauty!
Practice your new smoothie layering skills with Tropical Nut Butter Bliss Smoothie. This has to be one of my favourite smoothies, hands down! It’s really that good. Continue reading
Posted at 11:23 am , on October 2, 2013
The sweet, creamy taste of spiced pumpkin takes me back to my childhood. I have always loved baked pumpkin treats and it’s a love I don’t expect to ever leave me.
Now with two kids of my own, I see the wonders of autumn and fall fun through their eyes. It’s magical to watch them experience the leaves changing or to see how much fun they have picking out their Halloween costumes. Pumpkin carving turns into a chaotic and beautiful mess but I wouldn’t change a thing!
The taste of pumpkin never gets old or boring. With each year, I’m beginning to think my love for pumpkin is actually growing. Continue reading
Posted at 9:01 am , on August 22, 2013
There’s nothing that says breakfast better than a large cup of fresh pressed OJ alongside bacon (nitrate free of course!) and eggs! I always like to add a side of kale.
Here is a twist on the traditional glass of orange juice…still simple with an added banana coconut flavour burst and a great protein boost!
Let this smoothie be your wake up call! Fuel your engine (or your loved one’s tummies) with this baby!
Orange Banana Tropical Breeze Smoothie
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 15 frozen banana chunks (approx 1 inch chunks)
- 2 tbsp raw hemp protein powder (or protein powder of choice)
- 1/4 cup calcium enriched coconut milk Continue reading
Posted at 8:28 pm , on August 18, 2013
One way that I make healthy eating enjoyable for my little ones is to make it fun (superhero kinda fun!). It sounds simple and it is simple!!
Every little kid (and most daddies) love superheroes, fantasy worlds and make believe.
Why not create an avocado, spinach, green grape Yoda Smoothie? How about a layered Zebra Smoothie using banana and coconut as one layer with dark purple grapes and cherries as a second layer?
For some reason, Ninja Turtle Ooze Smoothie is far more desirable to a young boy then Spinach Kale Banana Avocado Smoothie. Little does he know, the ingredients for both are the same.
Here is the simple recipe for Protein Papaya Mixed Berry Blast a.k.a Prince Papaya of Berry Land
Posted at 5:30 pm , on August 5, 2013
I was relaxing on a sandy beach, with the balmy salt breeze and sunny rays. While listening to the sound of the waves splashing against the seacoast…
In the near distance I see a glass bowl overflowing with luscious, juicy, vibrant berries. I walk towards it…
BUZZZZZ the alarm clock goes off and I’m staring up at my bedroom ceiling.
It was all a dream. A dream that ended one step away from tasting those delicious berries. Don’t you just hate it when a good dream is cut short?
That was when I decided I would depart on a mini-vacation. There would be no passport, packing or destination required for this trip. I would bring the tropics to me. And of course the berries. Continue reading