Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mango Pear Green Smoothie

Hi, All!

When Kurt started a whole foods cleanse to lose weight a little over a year ago, one of the main things he ate were 3 to 5 vegetable and fruit smoothies per day. This mango and pear green smoothie was his own invention, and it is delicious! It's a great one for smoothie beginners, since you cannot taste any of the spinach and it's sweet and fruity.

You can play around with the ratios of the ingredients to suit your taste. Feel free to add a protein powder or chia seeds if you like! Ingredients list is listed after the video below. Enjoy!

1 banana, quartered
3 large handfuls spinach
2 pears, chopped
1 cup mango, frozen cubes
1 knob ginger, peeled
1.5 cups water (add more for a thinner consistency)
1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds) (optional - for iron!)

Blend all ingredients for about 45 seconds, or until smooth. Makes at least 2 servings.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

How to Make Almond Milk - Unsweetened and Vanilla

In this video, I show you how to make plain, unsweetened almond milk, and a vanilla almond milk that is sweetened with dates. Almond milk will keep for about 2 or 3 days in the refrigerator. Just shake it, and enjoy!

1 cup almonds, soaked 8-12 hours
3 cups water

To make Vanilla, add:
6 dates, soaked 10 minutes
splash of vanilla

Nut Milk Bag

PS, I think that this is really tasty. I hope you like it as much as I do!