All posts filed under: Smoothies

Vegan MoFo 2015: Lemon Blackberry Smoothie Bowl with Peanut Butter

It is officially Day 4 of Vegan MoFo! If you were wondering what I was up to yesterday, I opted to post on Instagram instead of the blog. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to view some of my Vegan MoFo recipe creations (as well as daily healthy food pics and inspiration). Today’s prompt is: “Tell us about a weird food combo that you love.” Well, if you insist… I love peanut butter with anything fruity and sour. In particular, I love peanut butter with pineapple, lemon, and lime, and no, I don’t mean in a stir-fry (because that’s not really weird). I mean in smoothies or slathered on a big slice of whole-wheat bread (whole-wheat toast with melty peanut butter and warm pineapple. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about how addictive it is). Hence this recipe, which features a sweet-tart lemon blackberry smoothie, topped with chia, peanut butter and crunchy bran flakes. As my theme is Half-Marathon Training Fuel, let me mention that this is a refreshing post-run breakfast or snack. If …

Cherry-Lime Smoothie Bowl

Yes, I have fallen off the blogging horse. Work has been rather busy over these past few weeks, and I didn’t had the energy to create, write, and edit for this little blog of mine. Nor did I had the desire to come home and stare at a computer screen when I had already been staring at one all day. Hopefully, this was just an ebb in the ebb and flow of my work life. It seems to have settled over the past 2 weeks or so, and I have been enlivened with a spark to create once again. If you know me, you know that I don’t handle stress very well. I try to, and I can handle it if need be (I did survive the ultra-competitive environment of Penn, after all), but I am a struggle bus all the way to the finish line. It’s funny- all throughout high school and college, I would procrastinate like no tomorrow. Paper due at 12 am? I’m still putting the finishing touches on it at 11:55pm, …

Sweetheart Smoothie

This color. Need I say more? In my Valentine’s Day recipe series, beets have played a primary role. Entranced by their ability to saturate dishes with their emotion-tugging, almost fluorescent hue, I have gone back to them again and again. Thinking of beets within a smoothie, you may wrinkle your nose. I know, pureed beets for breakfast doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing way to start the day. What may surprise you is that there is only a very small bit (maybe 1.5 inches) of beet in this tremendously pink bowl. The remainder of the ingredients are all smoothie regulars: raspberries, banana, non-dairy milk (homemade hemp milk), lemon juice, and some unpictured vanilla protein powder (Sunwarrior, but of course). I debated on calling this smoothie the Sweet Tart smoothie because the raspberries and lemon juice give a sharp tang to the blend, which is balanced by the sweetness of the banana and the protein powder. However, in the name of love, I figured I would go with the Sweetheart Smoothie ❤ You can enjoy …