We’ve been guzzling smoothies around here lately. They’re the perfect thing to make in the morning and down in between chasing Faye around the apartment, hammering out blog posts, worrying about my book, and getting in the shower! Yay!
I’ve been winging all kinds of concoctions, positively none of them with a real recipe. Some of them turn out an unappetizing brown color but taste delicious. Some are so tart they make my eyes bulge. Some are insanely delicious but completely resistant to being recreated. But that’s the thing about smoothies: they’re like a mini adventure before you’ve even gotten yourself dressed in the morning!
Since some of you guys have been asking about smoothie specifics, I decided I’d pause my gulping to share two non-recipes. Mostly this is a selfish move designed to get you guys to share what you’ve been putting in your smoothies. When I wrote this ode to smoothies two years ago, so many of you wrote in about adding greens that I decided to give it a whirl myself. Two years later, I’m still at it, but I’ve got a hankering to try something else new.
Here’s what I’ve been doing lately:
The green one (which kinda turns brown):
1 large glug of yogurt (probably close to 3/4 cup)
1 small handful frozen blueberries
1 small handful frozen strawberries
Several glugs of orange juice (probably close to 1/2 cup)
1 large handful greens (chard or kale or spinach’ll do)
The brown one:
1 large glug of yogurt
1 spoonful of honey
Several tablespoons of peanut butter
1 (smaller) spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder
milk enough to make it blendable
PS. Yes! My hilarious tiling hack job is still going strong. The landlord’s heinous decorative tile’s got nothing on some white contact paper! (Bright kitchen light courtesy of Photoshop, 110%.)