Cherry Citrus Smoothie

We have stumbled on new flavors!   Literally, I visited the marked down produce section.  Ugly fruit makes good smoothies!  

Today’s surprise was cherries.  Which are just starting to come into the stores at the price of silver instead of gold.  The was the when is an orange not an orange find (when it’s a blood orange) as well.  But that said, there’s a quick shout out to a new friend, Harshita ( for the rememberence that everyone needs a little flax seed in their lives. 

That said here’s the Mad Scientist List:

Two handful Spring Mix

Twelve ounces (350ml) Almond Milk

One medium Lemon

One Blood Orange

One medium Orange

Half Cup of Blueberries 

Twenty of the Ugliest Cherries (pitted)

Two Tablespoons of Flax Seed Powder

Two Teaspoons Cherry Limeade Powder (optional)

The Spring Mix should be blended smooth with the almond milk and Flax seed powder.  The silky green will be best continued if you add the citrus pieces one at a time.  Segment them and peel off as much of the zest and fiber as possible.  The more left on the chunkier it will be  and more bitter it will taste. The blueberries and cherries come last.  The cherries will not blend completely smooth but they are for flavor.

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 Berry Smoothie

After a short break, the smoothies return.  Going back to good old blueberry and Almond milk.  Lighter tasting, a little thinner texture here.  Plenty of banana flavor but it was a very ripe banana included here.  As usual, blend greens and the almond milk into a perfectly smooth green liquid.  Then add the fruit to that mixture.  Less coarse and seems to produce Luther colored smoothies!
The mad scientist list:
One Frozen Banana

One Pear (quartered and cored)

One cup of Mixed Berries

Two handfuls of mixed Greens

One and a half cups Almond Milk

Two Tablespoons Flaxseed Powder

Pineapple Strawberries Smoothie – Day 7

Day seven and the when will it end phase has hit the dieting world.  While visions of toasted brown chipotle cheese stuffed poblano peppers run wild in my head.  I look at the dwindling food stock for the next luscious smoothie.  What the hell goes with pineapple, strawberries and coconut milk?

The mad scientist list:

One medium Apple (I used Pink Lady, tart flavor)

1 1/2 Cups of Pineapple chunks

Eight Strawberries (quartered without crowns)

Two handfuls Mix Greens

6 ounces (200 ml). Coconut lite milk

One Cup of Water

Two Tablespoons Flaxseed (any protein) powder

For best results, add green to the liquid and let it go for about two minutes.  This will give completely smooth start for the fruit.  I added the apple (quartered and cored) and strawberries.  Blended this smooth before finishing with the pineapple and protein powder.  The texture was still a little coarse after two minutes at a liquefy setting.  It still looks green but has lost the green taste.  It’s not my cheese stuffed pepper, but nothing else is.

Smoothie Day 5 – Mango Lime

Today’s smoothie flavor is Mango Lime.  This is more green than last ones but not as coarse.  This is the smallest yet producing 30 ounces (.9 liters).

The mad scientist list:

One Orange (baseball sized)

One Lime (Palm size)

Two Thirds Cup Mango Chunks

Two handfuls of Spinach/Kale mix (remove stems)

One 11.5 ounce can Coconut Water

1/2 cup Water 

Two tablespoon Flaxseed Powder

One Teaspoon Protein Supplement

One serving Stevia

This is a little different in production.  First off, the secret to making smoothies smooth blend the spinach or greens and water/liquid first.  Blend the greens until they are completely liquified.  Then we add fruit.  The orange and lime peeled and seeded.  The powdered protein next.  You can substitute any protein powder for flaxseed.  If you are drinking it right away, use eight ice cubes instead of extra water.

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie -Day 4

Day four of the smoothie craze!  We are expanding boundaries and moving into lemon land.  This is a return to green stuff as well.  Green tea, spinach and kale being the green part.  I’m hoping to cover the taste well.

The Mad Scientist list of ingredients:

Two Lemons (slightly bigger than a kiwi in size)

One cup Red Grapes

Eight large Strawberries

One cup Blueberries

One cup frozen Mixed Berries

Two tablespoons Flaxseed Powder

Two handfuls of Spinach/Kale mix

20 ounces (700ml) Green Tea

The lemons were peeled with some white fiber left on.  Strawberries quartered with crowns removed.  The mixed berries were blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.  You may wish to slice grapes to make them blend better.  The smoothie looks a little uneven, not particularly smooth.  Either over blend, or cut up fruit more for smoother apparence. The total volume here was about 40 ounces (1.2 L). So adjust accordingly.  


Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Day3


The journey into smoothie-land goes tropical!  I searched high and low to find something worth the effort to cut up a fresh pineapple.  Well, my dear friends, I give you the next great life changing smoothie!!  Really, I’m getting better at this.  Pride comes before the fall.  So be very iffy about tomorrow’s receipt.

Humbly called Pineapple Coconut leaves out the Grape, Orange, and Peach.  This is a tropical mix.

The mad scientist list:

Half Fresh Pineapple (2 cups)

One Orange (baseball size)

One Peach 

One cup of Red Grapes

One half liter Coconut water

Two Tablespoons of Flaxseed Powder

Cut Pineapple into dice sized pieces, Orange peeled and sectioned, Peach sliced thin (I cheated and used frozen), the Grapes a handful and a half thrown in last, the coconut water was last in.  The blender was set for smoothie for three minutes and pulsed to break up grapes.  You may want to cut grapes in half first.

Enjoy, please feel free to express any experiences with these.  Tomorrow’s dream blueberry lemon….well berry something.

Orange Banana Strawberry Smoothie – Day 2


Surviving day one with smoothies.  I am back for more.  First day lesson was if you don’t drink it right away add extra water.  I’m using flex seed powder, apparently the dried powder are my liquid.  A day wiser.  Using my smoothie book which is only a guide, I wanted to try an orange, banana and pineapple.  Nothing matched these together.  The Internet offered others but the refrigerator didn’t match up.  The result….The Orange, Banana, Strawberry Smoothie!! Notice it’s not all green.

The mad scientist list (actually I was a Chemistry Major who researched at NASA)

Two frozen bananas (they blend better this way)

An Orange (baseball sided, peeled and sectioned)

Twelve Strawberries

Two Tablespoons Flaxseed Powder

Two cups of Almond Milk (I used vanilla flavored)

One handful Fresh Spinach

I sliced the frozen banana and strawberries into big slices.  I added half of each fruit, then powder, then rest of fruit, then about 1 1/2 cups of almond milk.  This blended well, and after about two minutes (bits of color left) I added the rest of the almond milk.  It poured much better into plastic bottles.  My receipe produced about 34 ounces or 1 liter.

Looking forward to  pineapple smoothie with coconut water or coconut milk tomorrow.

The beginning of smoothies

Smoothies Hits Home

Someone in the house decided that smothies are what we need to get in better shape.  We now have a blender, a book about ten day cleanses, and a reluctant smoothie chef.  The last part would be me.  Why?  Like I really know!  I’m just the smoothie bartender minus the liquor.  I’m really good at making up drinks, but take away the alcohol….well it’s just wrong.
So day one.

12 medium strawberries (not pretty ones, no crowns)

2 kiwis with skin on 

1 cup green tea (cooled)

1 cup water

2 handfuls spinach

2 tablespoons flaxseed powder

Blended to completely smooth and greenish.

Refrigerate or blend in handful of ice cubes.  

This produced about 24 ounces, or .75 liters.

Veggies and fruit freshness will effect volume!

Day two oranges and pineapple, and almond milk!

Suggestions greatly appreciated!

Tomorrow less of me, yeah right