Smoothie mania!

October 25, 2012 at 11:01 am | Posted in VeganMoFo | Leave a comment
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Bluey-green smoothie from “Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food”

I love smoothies.

They are so easy to make and you can throw almost anything into them, coming out like perfection. It is like juicing but easier.

Well, maybe I was a LITTLE wrong about throwing everything together for perfection.

My first smoothie that I made was the cucumber cooler from Alicia Simpson’s “Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food.”  It includes a cucumber, cantaloupe, dates and apple juice. I subbed apple juice for apple cider and I thought I was good to go. WRONG. I forgot to check the dates for pits. My last batch of dates had no pits in them, so I just assumed this for these dates (and I was in a hurry.)

When I took a sip, it tasted like pepper. I couldn’t drink it! I was so upset and never got a chance to make another one.

I moved onto Simpson’s bluey-green smoothie. She said it was more purple, and that she was right. I remember blueberries, some lettuce leaves and possibly a banana. I think maybe some soy milk was added, too.

It was yummy! I love blueberries so anything with that in it is OK by me!

Do you have an awesome smoothie recipe? Please share!

My favorite smoothie is from “Celebrate Vegan” by Dynise Balcavage. I taste-tested for her book and fell in love with the post-race protein shake. Bananas, peanut butter and chocolate? YES!

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