Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Juicing and smoothies

Since early summer, I've made smoothies.  Such a great way to drink your vitamins every morning.  I start with a base of greens (Spinach, Kale), add some fruit (a banana and maybe some berries),  then I add the mix-ins (A spoonful of coconut oil, chia seeds, coconut water, flax, etc).  It has made me feel healthier and more alert to have a yummy smoothie every morning for breakfast, especially since I get nauseous if I eat anything too early in the morning.

But then the blender broke and for a few months I went without delicious smoothies.  Instead of being a responsible adult and just buying a new blender, I Yelp'd to see if there were any juice or smoothie places nearby and then I discovered a local nutrition shop that just opened a juice bar.  And I went and fell in love!  I've had a smoothie or juice every day for the last three weeks but its all starting to add up.  ::sigh:: It's time to get back to being responsible and buying a new blender and buying fruits and veggies and doing this all at home.  Plus I found a juicer in Michael's parents garage so I have to put that baby to good use.

Lucky for all of us, we have Pinterest and I have some ideas I want to try:
6 Juicing Ideas from one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess
4 Smoothie Ideas from the fashion site, Refinery29
Creating a custom green smoothie looks so easy

What are some of your favorite smoothie or juicing recipes?  I'd love to try them!



  1. my blender has been broken for... about a year. lol. Don't feel bad. Fabulous post, love. If you get a free moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :) xo


  2. I bought a juicer about a year ago and it was the best $100 I've ever spent! I have definitley got my money's worth out of it!