Recipes

Recipes from my kitchen, from the road and from mah friends!

Kitchen Sink Smoothie

After weeks of travel and holiday eating it is time to tone down the comfort and ramp up the whole foods.  Which brings us to today's breakfast, 

Everything but the kitchen sink Smoothie

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All smoothies want the same type of components:

  • A base food/fruit (beet/apple/strawberry/banana/etc)
  • Something to make it smooth and creamy (avocado/banana/yogurt/etc)
  • Liquid to pull it all together (water/juice/milk/nut milk/coconut milk/etc)

Greens, spices, nut butters and herbs make great additions and each have their own minerals, vitamins and nutrients to bring to the table.  

For this smoothie I used:

  • Handful frozen peaches
  • Handful frozen blueberries
  • Half of an avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 3 leaves kale, de-stemmed
  • juice from one lemon/lime
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice (substitute cranberry if ya like)
  • 1.5 cups Coconut creamer
  • .25 teaspoon cayenne
  • Leaf (for garnish)

Put all items into a blender and blend until smooth, about 5-10 minutes.  Add more juice/coconut creamer as needed to achieve desired consistency

I recommend blending for longer than you think.  The longer you blend, the smoother your drink will be.  

What this smoothie will give you:

  • Avocado - More potassium than 2 bananas, protein, copper, magnesium
  • Kale - Anti Cancer chemical, Calcium, Vitamin A, Iron
  • Peaches - Vitamin C.; Fiber and potassium, which help liver health. 
  • Blueberries - antibiotic and anti-viral acting properties, 
  • Apple - phytonutrients that help regulate blood sugar; bacteria with positive impact on dietary tract
  • Lemon - antioxidant and anti-cancer properties; vitamin C; 
  • Pomegranate juice - punicalagen which benefits heart and blood vessels