Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{recipe} smoothie time.

happy valentine's day! i hope you have a day filled with the love, family and friends! since matt and i aren't big valentine's day people, we are keeping it low key, a nice dinner, wine and cards.

on to more important things, SMOOTHIES! so matt and i agreed that i wasn't supposed to buy anything for the place until after the wedding. but, last week when crate and barrel sent me an email advertising an amazing smoothie blender i could not resist. i am an advertisers dream!

it was a steal, and still is (go get yours), so how could i pass it up.  plus i had been wanting to jump on the smoothie band wagon for awhile but not having a blender was preventing that from happening. 

so for the past week i have been smoothie-ing away and am obsessed with my new purchase. it is by far the best blender i have ever used, it is compact, makes smoothies on the go a dream and cleans up easily. what more can a girl ask for?

a little about smoothies for those of you who don't know. many people think of smoothies as a sweet treat, but mixed using the right ingredients they can be chock full of vitamins and minerals. my personal favorite right now is a classic green monster. so whip out your blender and mix one up! enjoy!

Classic Green Monster.

Serving: 1 (about 16 oz.)

1 banana (preferably frozen)
1 cup almond milk (any milk of your choice works)
1 hand full spinach
1 tablespoon almond  or peanut butter
1 tablespoon ground flax (optional)
1 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds (optional)
3-4 ice cubes
1. Add spinach, cut up banana, milk of choice, and almond butter to blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Add ice cubes and blend until smooth again.


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