Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie 

   
 

The Kitchen Sink Smoothie almost!  Ok, I’m using bits and pieces here.  I need to use a kiwi and a couple bananas.  But where to go here?  How about strawberries, grapes, substituting spring mix for spinach and kale? It’s that or go shopping.

Mad Scientist List:

One Kiwi (very ripe with skin)

Twelve Strawberries

One Cup Red Grapes

Two Bananas

Two handfuls Spring Salad Mix

2/3 Cup Vanilla Whey Powder

1 1/2 Cup Almond Milk

Start with the almond milk, spring mix and whey powder in blender.  Purée until completely smooth.  Add the kiwi  sliced into quarters and the grapes blending into smooth. Finish with the bananas and halved strawberries.  If you are drink it immediately freeze the bananas and use frozen strawberries.

Pear Banana Smoothie

  
We are playing with ingredients now. So I have greens, bananas and strawberries.  But I have an industrial size jug of vanilla whey powder.  So today’s is all about get through til tomorrow.  

The mad scientist list:

Two handfuls of spinach and mixed lettuce

1 1/2 cups of Almond milk

One Banana

One cup of Frozen Strawberries 

Two Pears

Half of a lemon.

One scoop of Vanilla Whey Powder 

This will yield 50 ounces of smoothie.  The whey will thicken the smoothie. I will add another half cup of water tomorrow as it will thicken overnight.  The greens and milk blended first until smooth.  Then add the fruit.  It will be extremely smooth compared to others.

Pear Pineapple Smoothie

 
 
New flavor combo!  New colors!  Pears make great smoothies. Of course, coconut water and pineapple mixes well with oranges.   This green color is probably due to spinach, but the flavor is well hidden.
The mad scientist list:

Two handfuls of Spinach

Two small Pears

Two small Oranges

One cup cubed Pineapple

1/2 liter Coconut Water

Two tablespoons Flaxseed Powder

Pink Lemonade PreWorkout Powder

For best texture, blend spinach and coconut water smooth first.  I added orange and pineapple, then finished with pear and powders.  This made 1.75 liters or about 58 ounces.  If you are drinking them the next day you will want to add an extra half cup water.

Avocado Orange Smoothie

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On some bizarre planet, the word diet precedes vacation.   Here it leads into vacation and haunts you afterwards.  That being said, my smoothie journey continues.  We have reached the “it sounds like a good idea” stage.   This is where someone else says “the avocado is going bad” and “can’t you make something with it”.

So praying to the saint of lost causes for guidence.  St Francis, I hope. It’s been a long time since I had a Catholic woman in my life to tell me which saint was appropriate for which occasion.

Caution to the wind. Avocado being halved and skin.

The mad scientist list:

Two handfuls of greens
1/2 Avocado  (peeled, seeded, & sliced)
Two Oranges  (peeled & sectioned)
One cup Grapes
One cup Strawberries
One Banana
1 1/2 cups Almond Milk
Two tablespoons Flaxseed Powder
Tablespoon Pink Lemonade powder

OK its green!   Really green!  This made 54 ounces or about 1.75 liters.  Is came out fairly thick, you may wish to add 1/2 more water or green tea.

As usual. Blend greens and liquid smooth before adding fruit.   I used frozen strawberries and added them at end with powdered ingredients.   Different taste due to avocado.  Which is lost in the citrus part.   Very filling stuff here.