Berry Bliss ~ Strawberry Milkshake

IMG_3243Summer time season and berries are back in, fresh, local, and sprouting from the Earth. I’ve been on a blending kick. Yes, amazing things happen when a grocery store is more accessible to me. Ha. My vitamix is my best friend and main fuel source! I browsed the local farmers market and came across the most vibrant juicy red strawberries. Summer time and all my favorite things are in season, I love it! A time to nourish and consume all that Earth helps provide us. Naturally, I could not resist. I typically don’t do many fruit smoothies these days. Mostly because I don’t want that huge sugar peak, especially in the morning. However, I was heading to teach yoga all afternoon/evening and my sweet tooth called. Perfect! What a better way to use my strawberries before they get too soft.

Nutritious: Strawberries have with Vitamin C, lots of fiber, and antioxidants that are suppose to help cancer…

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IMG_3287 Blended well with:

Local, organic, strawberries, homemade almond milk, touch of vanilla, special protein powder, two coconut covered dates, some ice, tiny splash of coconut water, dash of nutmeg, sprinkled with hempseeds

(Don’t forget to blend the whole strawberry, green stem included!)

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Irish Mint Smoothie

Happy St Patricks day! My favorite color is green so I love this holiday just because it’s an excuse to get green. On this Irish day there will be no green beer of shots of Jamison for me though. I think I over partied on this holiday in college, when our bars would open at 6am and my roommates and I would be waking up with mimosas and bailey’s and coffee. Oh those college days.  So, in honor of this Irish Holiday, I’ve blended up a tasty mint green smoothie.I was pressed for time, so pardon the lack of presentation. It was quite delicious! Almost better than a Shamrock shake from McDonalds, an old childhood tradition.

Some vanilla almond milk

A banana or two (Frozen if you can)

Add some mint leaves

A handful of Spinach

Option: add some chocolate chips for a more milkshake treat