Oh smoothies. I hated you and then I liked you and I kept my distance because I knew you were good for me but I didn’t want to fall too hard, and sometimes you haven’t been enough but you’ve saved me from the caffeine withdrawal more times than I can count. Our relationship has the makings of a CW teen drama. Minus the awesome music and the soulful glances. Somewhere, the Dawson’s Creek theme song is still playing (the Paula Cole one, not the poor stand-in Jann Arden one that they put on the DVDs because of some musical rights dispute) while the camera zooms in slowly on a blender with the ingredients spinning in slow motion…
Ok. So back to smoothies. I hate being wrong but I’m starting to warm up to that cold drink (see what I did there?) I’ve made some really great variations these last 2 months. I’ve already shared my January Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Smoothie, and today I’m sharing a recipe that I threw together. I know that before I’ve spoken of my smoothie disasters, but surprisingly these last few months have been pretty great thanks to the discovery of my immersion blender. I love that thing. It has seriously made making soups, smoothies & smooth dips SO much easier and the pink colour makes me feel so glamorous in the kitchen. When you have a choice, always buy colourful appliances. They make cooking so much more fun.
1 cup Frozen Blueberries
1 cup Walnuts
2 frozen Bananas
1 cup cold Coconut Water (or regular water)
1 tbsp Flaxseed
1/4 cup Avocado
1 tsp Chia Seeds (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a Champagne glass to feel extra classy.
I’m linking up this recipe to Laura @ the Gluten Free Treadmill. I’m also bringing this to Fiesta Friday over at Angie’s because I’ve never brought drinks before, so it’s about time to mix it up.
So to close off today’s post, I’d just like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to the fabulous lady that I’m blessed to call my Mom! We’ve gone through the standard mother-daughter milestones like the awkward lady problems talk and the boys are stupid talk, but she’s also done things like help me get past my “Fear Street novels aren’t fiction and all the paintings and ornaments are following me with their eyes” phase, she’s answered the “Mom what the hell is cumin / mace / peppercorn / American name for a various food” questions, and has used up countless hours listening to my stories, trials and tribulations. Only your mom will do things like roll roti for you with a pepsi bottle when she visits you at University because you don’t own a rolling pin and can’t be bothered to make roti anyways, or cheers for all your childhood dance performaces (which includes your brother’s super skilled jump off the 2 ft. fireplace ledge onto the ground) and won’t yell at you when you wake your sister up and make her cry because you didn’t want to go to sleep alone.I also want to wish a Happy Mother’s day to my Mother-in-Law, the generous and tireless lady who raised my awesome husband! I’m also blessed to have my Aunty Dee and lots of Aunts-in-law to look out for me, and my Grandma, who constantly reminds me where I come from and keeps me rooted in family. Having these wonderful ladies in my life soothes my soul in a way that I never realized needed soothing. Happy Mother’s day to all of you out there as well…mothers, aunts, grandmothers. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope that your loved ones spoil you and (to quote a cliche) make every day Mother’s day!