Blends of the Day

I've recently decided that I need to amp up my green intake, as it seems like "the thing to do" - there is just something inside me that says "yes this feels right!" So today when I made my morning smoothie, I added spirulina and celery in addition to my regular spinach. I often find that I can't handle a lot of spirulina, and always have good intention to consume it, however, it keeps getting put on the backburner. It is my new resolution to eat some every day, and increase my intake slowly. Im pretty sure I can stick to it!

My early afternoon blend turned into a pudding. I call it Swamp Donkey...sounds rediculous (and the name might turn a person off), but it was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it, and it really is yummy! Here's what I threw into the blender:

1 small banana

1 tsp spirulina
1/4 avocado
1 stalk of celery
2 dates
water to blend
goji berries
cacao powder
carob powder
vanilla bean

Mmmm!!! It was so delish - This could very well turn into another daily staple for me!

I swear I could live on smoothies, in fact, a few months ago my dad exclaimed, "Your teeth are gonna fall out of your head because you never use your teeth to chew anything. Everything you eat is blended!" Bah...I eat many unblended things, but I usually eat two or more blended things every day. If I were only allowed smoothies or other food for any period of time, I'd go for the smoothies!
Yesterday's lunch turned into this beautiful pink strawberry shake.

Strawberry Shake

1 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen chopped strawberries
½ medium banana
½ tsp maca
½ tsp lucuma
2 tsp goji berries
1-2 tsp agave, or to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and enjoy! I drizzled some strawberry sauce on top.

Oh, and PS - I'm in love with maca, lucuma, cacao, msm, and goji berries. I put them into all my smoothies (and lots of my desserts)...small amounts, so that I'm not bouncing off the walls, but I find it particularly great to eat these foods a few hours before teaching yoga classes. Woo hoo! Go superfoods!
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  1. February 1, 2008 at 05:07

    Looks delicious. I like the name swamp donkey! I'm going to make that. Thanks! I'm with you on the smoothies. I love your blog.

  2. February 1, 2008 at 16:35

    Don´t we rawfoodies blend a lot? I love it, your blends looks very good. When we bought our vitamix one friend asked how come we spent so much on a blender.... we´ll it´s like our stove, we use it at least twice a day.<br />Keep posting the goodies!!

  3. February 1, 2008 at 23:31

    Haha...thanks Bueller. I hope you enjoy when you make it!<br /><br />Linda, yeah I totally hear you. My blender is everything! I've had mine for about almost 8 years and when I went to college, it went with me! Everyone thought I was strange, having this humungo blender - until I made them smoothies! :D

  4. February 2, 2008 at 20:32

    I love making green puddings. I used to whip them up and bring them to family gatherings when I knew there would be nothing raw to eat. Everyone thought my meal looked unappetizing. Hey, more for me.

  5. February 4, 2008 at 00:52

    I would love to hear some more about your yoga teaching and classes!

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