Smoothies - Part 1 - The Fave

I'm so excited to present to you a personal project I've been working on - my smoothie recipes! We started making smoothies regularly this year. We love them - T, too! I keep getting inquiries about the recipes I use, since I post photos to Twitter from time to time. What a great personal project to design and photograph the yummy drinks we make and bring it all together to share in a blog series!

I'll be starting your week with a new smoothie recipe for 5 weeks, with a potential for more in the future. I hope you enjoy the photos, and the delicious smoothies you're about to make!

I thought I would kick the series off with my favorite smoothie. It's a great mix of fruits and vegetables, and always tastes oh-so-yummy. Plus, you get an entire rainbow of foods in your system. You'll be feeling awesome instantly.

one handful frozen strawberries
one handful frozen mango
one handful frozen pineapple
one handful fresh blueberries
one banana
splash of carrot juice
orange juice
two handfuls spinach
alt: cucumber*

*The cucumber is quite noticeable, even with just a little chunk. Go without for a more fruity smoothie, add it without skin for an extra veggie boost that isn't overwhelming, or add it with skin for some bite like a green smoothie.

I love this smoothie, because you can't get it wrong. Assess what fresh and frozen foods you have, and make it work! As you can see, I go a bit heavy on the strawberries.

My general smoothie guidelines:
-Try your best to use frozen foods instead of ice. Your smoothie won't get watery if it needs to sit, and it keeps better in the fridge when you have leftovers. A good rule of thumb for a great consistency is using half frozen items and half fresh items.
-Don't add sugar. If you must, use honey or agave nectar.
-Use fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season, buy everything else frozen.
-Always keep a good stash of frozen fruits in the freezer (I love Cascadian Farms). It's a terrible thing when all you want is a smoothie, but you're out of supplies!

A huge thanks to client and friend, Francine of Freelance Muses, for posting two of my recipes on her blog!! I'm excited to spread the smoothie love!

Let me know what you think!
:) K

Note: 120 Fuji 400H film on Contax 645 with Planar T* 80mm f2 lens.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

1 comment:

  1. kallie these photos are gorgeous (though I would expect nothing else)! such a great post series - looking forward to more!


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