Thursday, October 13, 2011

Juice/Smoothie Creations

For the past week, I have been eating my meals through a straw and my verbal abilities have been at an all time low.  It’s been torture to not speak.  Even sneezing was so very painful.  But...Now my mouth is starting to feel like it’s old chipper self again!  I started a post on conscious eating, that I will post at a later date.  Today I just want to share with you some of the juices/smoothies that I have come up with.  Try them out for yourself.  These were my favorites.  Some of the smoothies were big misses but don't be afraid to try different combinations for yourself.  I lost three pounds in the past week.  I would start my day with a scramble of eggs, garlic, cream cheese and avocado.  I would have a smoothie or juice for other meals or when I was hungry.  For a snack I had greek yogurt with chia seeds and fresh fig jam.  On good days for dinner I would make very soft pasta dishes.

I did have one friend that was able to try one of my smoothies, “I don’t know what to think of this?  There are so many layers to it.  What is in it?”  I didn’t want to tell him, since he usually looks at me like I have five heads when he tries my typical smoothies.  But I did anyway, “Apple juice, banana, blueberries, tofu, avocado, spouts and spinach”

Friend: “Yeah, that’s a lot of layers lady.”

The Health Drink

Green Drink

The Smoothie

Apple Juice
Greens of any kind


  1. How did you make that layered smoothie? Looks fab!

  2. Not me...Babble Blog!
    Red Layer:
    3/4 cup frozen raspberries or strawberries
    1/2 frozen banana
    1/2 cup ice cubes
    3/4 cup vanilla soy milk

    Blue Layer:
    1 cup frozen blueberries
    3/4 cup acai juice
    1/4 cup ice cubes
    1/4 cup fresh blueberries (or use more frozen)

    White Layer:
    2 frozen bananas (slice before freezing for blending ease)
    3/4 cup vanilla soy milk
    1 Tbsp agave or maple syrup
    3 Tbsp fine flaked coconut
    1/2 cup ice cubes

    fresh sliced strawberries
    fresh blueberries
    pinches of coconut flakes

    First chill your serving glasses in the freezer.
    Cold glasses will help the layers stay separated better.
    First blend up the red layer.
    Place the red smoothie into a container and place in freezer until needed.
    Next, blend up all the blue ingredients.
    Pour it into a separate container and place in freezer.
    Next, wash out your blender very well to create your white layer.
    Add all the white layer ingredients and blend until frothy and smooth.
    For a fluffier white layer add more ice.

    Now you can remove the red and blue layers from the freezer, as well as your frosted glasses and begin assembling the smoothies.
    Place enough red smoothie in each glass to fill 1/3 of the glass. On top of the red layer, place one thinly sliced strawberry round – this helps to separate colors.
    Next, pour another 1/3 full amount of blue smoothie mix in each glass. Add 4-5 fresh blueberries on top of the blue layer.
    Next, spoon the white layer smoothie into the glass until it is filled to the brim.
    Garnish: Place a sprinkling of coconut, one blueberry and one strawberry slice in each glass.

    *The raspberry smoothie should blend up the thickest/heaviest. That is why it goes on the bottom. The white layer is the fluffiest on top..

  3. Yum! Thanks! Sara

  4. You are so welcome! Thank you for reading :-)


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