Sunday, April 19, 2015

Post-holiday smoothie

Our almost-two-full-weeks at the beach came to a sad end yesterday. We had perfect autumn Queensland weather with warm, sunny days. We spent our days by the beach, building sandcastles and splashing in the warm ocean. 

The downside to being on holidays was food related. For the first time in three months I strayed away from a pure plant-based diet by eating cheese and chocolate. I'm not going to beat myself up over this. So today I'm back to whole-plant based eating. 

And is there any better way to start then with a delicious smoothie? I'm desperate for some greens and usually I would as kale or baby spinach to my breakfast smoothie. But since we haven't done a grocery shop yet, I'm left with whatever is still viable after sitting in the fridge for 10 days. And that, my friends, was cos (romaine) lettuce. I pulled away the outer leaves which weren't looking too good and underneath there were crunchy lettuce leaves - perfect for a smoothie I get that this may seem a little strange to some of you (kinda like how lettuce soup seems a little weird) but rest assured, you don't even know that it is in there. 

I always try to have frozen bananas on hand, as well as bags of frozen fruit. I had medjool dates that I brought home with me from our holiday. So I blended frozen banana, frozen blueberries, two pitted medjool dates, a teaspoon of cacao, cos lettuce and 500ml (2 cups) of ice water. 

What a perfect start to a Sunday morning.  

  • frozen bananas
  • frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbs of cacao
  • handful of greens (baby spinach, kale, cos lettuce etc)
  • 2 cups of water (add more or less depending on how thick you like it)

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. 

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