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smoothie power!

Posted by vegetablediaries on May 29, 2013

strawberry & banana smoothie

strawberry & banana smoothie

it’s only been a few years since i started drinking green smoothies, and they usually consist of mostly greens, lots of berries, one beet, a little knob of ginger, one banana, other seasonal fruit, and spring water. they are super delicious and a major energy boost, so i like to pack them with me on my hikes. it wasn’t until this weekend that i ventured off my smoothie track and onto simple berry smoothies, and wow! i am so amazed at how blending up berries with a frozen banana (and a little bit of spring or filtered water) is instant pleasure, and instant energy, with no crash afterwards like typical caffeinated beverages. so, now i’m addicted to my berry smoothies.. my favourites are strawberry & banana, and blueberry & banana. i whipped up a raspberry & banana smoothie last night and it was certainly delicious but it had a lot of seeds still swirling around, so it didn’t turn out as creamy as my strawberry smoothie. maybe i needed to blend it longer. speaking of blenders! i use a vitamix, which i will forever swear by. i sometimes use my vitamix 5 or 6 times in a day! anyways, i hope you give these simple berry smoothies a whirl.. they will not disappoint!

blueberry & banana smoothie

blueberry & banana smoothie

i didn’t measure, but i used about a pint or more of fresh berries, and one frozen ripe banana. i added about 1 cup of spring water.. you can’t go wrong. you can make it thick or thin.

raspberry & banana smoothie

raspberry & banana smoothie

enjoy!

strawberry & banana smoothie

strawberry & banana smoothie

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afghan melon

Posted by vegetablediaries on September 8, 2009

afghan melon

afghan melon

i love melons and have tried the ubiquitous cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydews, et al. the afghani melon is something new for me, so i had to buy one. i suppose the taste is somewhere between a honeydew and cantaloupe, but definitely mild in sweetness. i find honeydew to be on the saccharine side, so this melon seemed like the right balance between flavour and sweetness. i also think its pretty to look at..

afghan melon with a little scar

afghan melon with a little scar

melons are in abundance now, especially in southern california. let us all eat melons!

afghan melon

afghan melon

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