Sunday, October 26, 2014

Peach - Blueberry Smoothie today

What a wonderful smoothie I had today - October 26th, 2014.

Started with 
8oz. Unsweetened Almond milk (30cal)
1 banana (90cal)
1 cup frozen peaches/blueberries (50cal)
5 basil leaves (0)
2 handful baby spinach leaves (5cal)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (soaked in water for about 10 min)(o cal)

** I put in blender just as I have posted here.  I reserve a little water incase the blender needs a bit more liquid.  I add more spinach or kale to give it a greener look.  If you are using a full cup of blueberries, your smoothie will be purple.  I don't really care for the color if I don't add more spinach.

I have figured the calories to be about 175.  Not many calories at all.  This makes about 10 OZ of drink.  I have a double lined clear glass and keep it in the fridge so my smoothie is always cold.

Have a wonderful day and smoothie on.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Whats in your blender today?

I was thinking about what smoothie I was going to have today. 

I chose:
8 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 banana
6 strawberries
6 leaves of basil
handful of spinach (enough to make it green but not too green)

Optional:  Chia seeds soaked for about 5 minutes in water.  

It was delish.  Not sure of the calories, but estimate about 150.

I don't have one of those new powerful blender.  The blender I use was bought in 1981 when I moved to Lake Placid.  It still works great.  The base is a bit scratched but it BLENDS and that is what it is supposed to do. Right? 

I looked for a long time in the grocery store for the Chia seeds and could not find them.  Finally found them in Nori's in Saranac Lake.  Should have looked there first.  Not I know for next time.