Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pink Julep in the Kitchen - New Obsession

So my current obsession is making smoothies. Here's the thing... I don't like the texture of a lot of fruits or the tastes of other things like honey or yogurt. But when you put them all in the blender at the same time, magic happens! It turns purple (with a few blueberries) so it's pretty and I can't taste the yucky low-fat plain yogurt which is soooo good for me, but without feeling the texture, I can taste the yummy berries! So it's basically a win/win situation for me!!!

I am such a poor eater of fruits and vegetables as well. So when I mix up one of these smoothies, it's like I've had 4 cups of coffee!!! I get such good energy, but I don't crash! NICE!!!

Want to try making smoothies? It's easy! Basically I just put in 2 to 3 tablespoons of plain non-fat yogurt, a little milk (add more later if it's too thick), a tablespoon of honey (supposedly a little honey every day increases life span) and about 1 to 2 cups of frozen fruit or berries! I like to mix and match! You can also add a table spoon of low-fat vanilla ice cream or a bananna sliced up and chilled/frozen if it's too bitter. And just blend it! YUM!!!

Also, I can say from experience, don't be afraid to experiment! Throw in some crazy things and see how it comes out! Add some wheatgrass or spiroline for energy. Or some peanutbutter to a banana smoothie for some protein!

xoxo,
Pink Julep!
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11 comments

  1. I went through a major smoothie faze not that long ago!

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  2. My sister is pretty good at making smoothies, and I have been wanting to try it. Thanks for the tips. The smoothie pictured above looks delicious!

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  3. I have been obsessed with smoothies for the longest time!! I mean, you can drink a ton of it with not too many calories - yay!

    My only pet peeve is getting the blender all messy and then it fills up half the dishwasher and sits out on the counter for a week before I put it all away. Oops.

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  4. Try adding a frozen banana, a little milk and/or ice, and spinach together--you can add other things if you'd like, but it's a great way to get some veggies in too and it's actually delicious, as well as a pretty green color! Have a great day! xoxo

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  5. I did not know that about honey! I need a new blender, but this sounds so good and I've always wanted to do the smoothie thing. I don't like honey either.

    By the way, how is your new book - Sweetness and the Bottom of the Pie?

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  6. Last week I did the smoothie for the week thing!! sooo amazing... I used peanut butter for protein... ummmmmmm xxxxooo

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  7. I love making smoothies too...Grant was making them for me every day, but then he stopped, because cleaning the blender was a hassle! :)

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  8. This looks so yummy, I need to get a blender...thanks for the recipe!! I didn't know about that little honey fact, very good to know :)

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  9. Mmm.. I agree that it's better all mixed up! It's fun to experiment with different kinds.

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  10. YUM!! I definitely need to try this ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh I experiment with smoothies often! I LOVE them!

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