Thursday, October 2, 2014
Stop! Smoothie Time!
When Heather from Williams-Sonoma asked if I would be interested in answering some questions about smoothies, I said hell to the yes. I start almost every day with a smoothie. Whether it's a post-workout high protein shake, or a green-rich meal smoothie, smoothies are a key part of my morning routine.
1. Most people who don’t own a juicer but own a blender really enjoy creating smoothies. What is a smoothie recipe you like to create and why? Do you like creating a smoothie consisting of fruits and veggies?
Personally, I'm all about the smoothie. I'll enjoy a green juice here or there, but since I don't own a juicer, I mostly stick to smoothies. Nut Milk + Protein + Fruit + Greens = Your ultimate smoothie combo. Let me break it down a little further fr you: 5 Essential Ingredients Every Smoothie Needs Obviously, all my smoothies have Vega One or Vega Sport Performance Protein in them. But you can also stick to a hemp or pea protein. Get crazy and experiment with flavors. The worst thing that can happen is you'll have to dump it down the drain and start again. Not the end of the world. Pinterest is one of my favorite places to find AND save my favorite smoothie combinations.
2. Green juices and smoothies seem to be very popular, but could be a little scary because of the color. What are ingredients you suggest someone using in a green smoothie? Is there a green smoothie that you love?
The first time I heard of a "Green Monster" I dismissed it, because how the heck could that taste good?? Finally, I bit the bullet and added some spinach to my smoothie. It blew me away that you can't even taste it! On days when I'm running around, and possibly eating out a lot, I love starting my day with at least a handful of greens so I know I'll get some veggies it. Green smoothies are basically a veggie insurance plan.
To make green smoothies taste good, add a hunk of ginger. The heat will eliminate all grassy tastes. Or stick to one of these foolproof smoothies.
3. There are so many different brands of juicers and blenders, and depending on the equipment you choose it can make the same ingredients taste differently. Why do you prefer to use a blender vs. a juicer?
Blend it baby! I'm all about my blender. (and no, I don't have a vitamix yet. Anyone want to hook me up with one?) Though, after looking at this list of juicers, I might have to add one to my wish list...Sure would be cheaper than buying them out!
What are YOUR smoothie secrets?