I really enjoy traveling. I love flying, living out of a suitcase, exploring new places, and meeting new people. But there is nothing quite like coming home and settling back into your space. One thing I missed on this trip was my daily smoothie. Smoothies are my "morning coffee." I always follow with breakfast, but sometimes I just need a little something. This morning (particularly) I really NEEDED a smoothie, and one filled with lots of good stuff. I felt like I was coughing up New York. As much as I love that amazing city, my body is just not used to the exhaust, fumes and smoke. I couldn't run to my Vitamix fast enough this morning armed with my favorite fruits and veggies. This smoothie turned out awesome, so I just had to share. You can always play around with different ingredients here, for example, if you're not keen on beets, simply leave it out. I happen to love the flavor, and my three year old loves them too, so he was all over this smoothie.
-4 ounces frozen blueberries* (3/4 cup)
-5 ounces fresh strawberries (5 -6 medium strawberries)
-5 ounces fresh Navel orange (1 medium orange, peeled)
-2 ounces of carrot (1/2 medium carrot, peeled)
-1 or 2 ounce raw beet (1 small red beet, peeled)
-0.3 ounces of fresh ginger (peeled)
-1 cup filter water
-1 cup filter water
1. Blend above ingredients in blender until well incorporated (high speed or otherwise).
2. Serve immediately
*Add more ice if you like super slushy smoothies. I happen to like mine just slightly cold so I add very little frozen ingredients.
*And, as mentioned above, simply omit the beet if you're not a fan.
*Add some fresh spinach or kale for an extra added punch of nutrition.
*To make homemade frozen blueberries, wash and dry fresh blueberries. Place blueberries separately on non-stick surface and freeze 4-6 hours Transfer frozen blueberries into glass storage and store in freezer. See here for same method used with strawberries.
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