Thursday, January 16, 2014

Big Birthday Card

It seems like months ago but a friend of mine had a significant birthday and I couldn't let it pass without sending her a card. I chose bright colours and she loved it! It's an easel card.

Not so pretty smoothie

I am finding it so hard to take a picture in the early morning. This smoothie has more of a fruit base but the colour leaves a lot to be desired...but still tasty.
handful of carrots
handful of spinach
slice of pineapple
half an apple
half an orange
bit of banana
protein powder
chia and flax seeds
ice cubes

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pretty in Pink

This morning I decided to try a different coloured smoothie!                       
Green seems to be easy but pink?
1/2 c water
1/4 avocado
celery stalk
1/2c strawberries
1 beet
a slice of lemon
1/2 apple
protein powder, chia and flax seeds
handful of ice cubes
This smoothie has a bit of an earthy taste. You could add
more apple to sweeten if necessary.It was good!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

To peel or not to peel....

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I do try to live by this but there are times when life gets in the way and I need a quick get me out of the house something. I started making smoothies two years ago and in the last six months really started to invent new liquid breakfasts that get the blood flowing. I have had a Magic Bullet for years but in December, broke down and bought the ultimate in blenders...a Vitamix. For the last month, I have been creating many different combinations for a healthy breakfast. I know I wasn't eating enough veggies but I think I am getting better. I will try to share some of my concoctions and if anyone who also loves a smoothie and would like to share recipes, please comment. Today's special goes like this and I must admit I am not a measuring kind of gal....
water to cover the blades
handful of kale, spinach and mini carrots
chunk of cucumber (unpeeled)
1/2 orange peeled
some frozen mango
slice of lime peeled
protein powder
chia and flax seeds

It does need a title and I must keep track of the ingredients I It tasted great, not sweet and loaded with good things! I forgot to take a picture but will attempt another one another day. It was a bright green....