Ok, so yah, duh this is a smoothie post BUT…
It’s soooooo much more than that.
Like, so, so much more.
It’s a lil tippity-tip that I follow almost 99% of the time…try to always use water & ice as a base for a smoothie.
Ehhh, not so much.
Lemme set it up for ya: the other day I’m at this high end juice/smoothie bar & I order a ‘Skinny Bitch’ ( DER! ). It’s this yummy, delicious kale-lemon-spinach-romaine-grapefruit-apple-goodness.
Until it wasn’t.
I ask super sweetly in this annoying, but cute high pitched voice ( naturally, I use it when I want my way ): “what’s the liquid you’re pouring in my Skinny B?”
The fifteen year old behind the counter who’s, BTW clearly stoned out of his mind, says “it’s apple juice” & rolls his eyes & sighs.
So I’m like, “ohhh…err, well, like you mean, cold press apple juice?” ( At this point, I’m visibly shaking & my upper lip is perspiring because I feel like my favorite smoothie bar is quickly losing its integrity ).
He says, “just, uh, like, this brand.”
( Inside my head: “EWWW! OMFG, GMO-sugar-filled fake apple juice?! Sick! ).
I mean, here’s the thing: I’m a total food snob.
I’m soooo annoying with my restaurant orders, grocery store ingredient inspections, & constant food questions that ultimately, I just don’t want Tree Top Apple Juice in my AM smoothie.
Call me psycho…
So, anyway back to the point…my tip: use water & ice as the base. Check it:
1.) If you’re dealing with a similar juice bar situation, it makes everyone’s life easier.
The guy making the smoothie even appreciates how easy it is to pour water instead of juice in the mixture.
Here’s my order now: “I’ll have the veggie/fruit smoothie with no juice sub water & ice.”
Quick. Easy. Painless.
2.) If you’re at home, it’s easier for YOU. But feel free to use cold pressed juice as the base, if it’s avail. And if you’re anything like me ( a late maniac who’s constantly rushing out the door carrying ten bags ), you’ll love this easy dime:
& honestly? Water & ice make the smoothie taste just as delicious as anything. Plus you’re cutting the calories, sugar, & fake shit out.
Other smoothie extras: coconut oil, avocado, cacao, maca powder, watermelon, & kale/spinach/romaine.
Ok, what’s your favorite smoothie recipe?
Tell, tell, because you guys always have the best tips ; ).
P.S. using these portion-controlled bowls to measure out smoothie ingreds, is super helpful.