Is anybody else as into dark sweet cherries as I am? Right now I’m on a cherry kick, maybe due to the ending of summer. (Btw I’m fully prepared for fall, even though fall hasn’t fully hit yet.) I’ve had this smoothie almost every morning for breakfast, and can’t imagine starting my day without it. I don’t know what it is about it that makes it so delicious, but it’s just the right combination of berries and sweetness from the cherries that it blends into a delicious smoothie!
In the winter the last thing I want to do is go outside. I love running, but I don’t love it enough to brave the ice cold weather. Running while sniffling and teeth chattering is not my idea of a fun time (no matter the health benefits). However I have been loving the weather lately! Yesterday it was a beautiful 70 degrees outside with tons of sunshine to make this wannabe-Floridian happy. So I decided to start my training for the several 5ks I have planned for the summer.
Bonjour, mes amis!
As promised in my January Favorites post, here is my new favorite smoothie recipe! 🙂 I’m usually not a HUGE fan of blueberries in my smoothie, but this smoothie works perfectly for me. I love the tartness and fresh taste that the lemon juice adds to it! I don’t go a day without adding lemon juice to something, so smoothie it is!
Even though it’s fall, I do like some tropical flavors every now and then. There’s only so much fall-flavor you can pack into the two months. Do I love fall-themed foods and drinks? You better believe it! Do I want to have an apple pie smoothie everyday for 60 days? As much as I love it, I really need some variety. I was inspired by a Facebook post of a friend of mine who had made a similar smoothie, but jazzed it up a bit.
I remember when I was a child, my mom would often buy a few bottles of strawberry or mango kefir, and it would be gone within a few days. There was something about that creamy yogurt drink that was almost addicting! I’m a huge fan of fruit to begin with, so that immensely helped. Imagine my distress though, when I found out I couldn’t have it because of my dairy-intolerance! I had to miss out on so many of my favourite foods, but today I figured out a smoothie that tastes pretty close to it, consistency-wise, and depending on what kind of yogurt you use can taste extremely similar. (The more tart your dairy-free yogurt, the more similar it is to kefir). Since I have a gigantic sweet tooth though, I tend to deviate to less tart yogurts. Without further ado…here’s the recipe!
I was walking through Fresh Market, one of our favorite grocery stores, looking for something to throw into one of my daily smoothies when I stumbled across the POM Pomegranate Juice. Knowing that the cold season was kicking in, and people around me have started sniffling, I thought it would be a good idea to add freshly juiced oranges for some Vitamin C and the pomegranate juice for some heart-healthy antioxidants. The result tasted better than I could’ve imagined!