Myyyy smoothie brings all the boys to the yard…. sorry, I’m the worst.
So, it’s been an average of 103 degrees in Florida this past week (I wish I was making that atrocious number up), and therefore, my body is actively rejecting solid foods. Just last Thursday, I came home from work & at 5:30 pm it was still over 90 degrees. NOPE. I thew on my bathing suit, grabbed the book I was currently reading, and hit the pool.
After a few hours of mindless floating around, I dried off and headed home to look aimlessly in my fridge. [side note- if I could spend my entire life around/in a body of water, I would. Anyone else feel the same?]
While going back and forth between what I had: light shrimp pasta? Sweet & spicy stuffed squash? Hummus crusted chicken? None of it (which is saying a lot because those 3 things are my favvvvorite) was standing out to me. That’s when my brilliant side took over (okay, so I actually just opened the freezer, but STILL!) Ding ding ding… I had frozen fruit! And yogurt! And other really tasty things that make really tasty smoothies!
A few summers ago when I was working at the Embassy, my friend Ali and I would joke about only eating foods in liquid form. Of course this wasn’t actually true, but we both had a love for smoothies, flavored spa waters, Pimms… 😉 So this brought me right back. (MISS YOU ALI!)
- 1 & 1/4 cup of frozen fruit [I used a mix of raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries]
- 3/4 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter [sure, any nut butter would do but OMGOSH if you haven’t tried this flavor DO IT NOW]
- 1 cup of water [more or less depending on your desired consistency]
- About a cup of ice
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds [to top with after]
Everyone here knows how to make a smoothie, so I won’t humor you. Just blend and add more or less ice & water depending on your specific taste buds! Save the chia seeds for last & top those babies on the finished product.
Wow- you are beautiful 😉
What’s your favorite smoothie combo?
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