[sidenote: reading through my 2007 blog archives and looking at the (ahem) photos, is a bit embarrassing. but to put things in perspective, i was, at the time, figuring out how to be alone. and how to muster up enough mojo to get out of bed in the mornings. so if i had to entertain myself with photos of my latest smoothie creation, well that's what i had to do. if you haven't ever stooped to those lowest lows, then lucky you.]
anyway, it’s been a number of years since i first extolled the virtues of this contraption, and the truth is i’d forgotten that i had it. that’s what happens when you move five times and the box labeled ‘art supplies’ actually contains various kitchen aides and utensils. recently however, i’ve rediscovered my love for blended up frozen fruit thanks to the nearby nature-mart. but i have also realized i don’t want/need to pay $6.50 for a smoothie, when i can bust out the magical magic bullet and whip up a delicious treat for much less. AND i can get all experimental each time and add other things to the frozen fruit:
whole yogurt? mmm.
ground flaxseeed? sure, why not. i need the ‘omegas’. whatever the ‘omegas’ are.
whole raw almonds? i’m pushing the bullet to its limits, but it grinds them up like a champ.
a dash of vanilla essence and pure maple syrup to sweeten? heck yes, way to turn my smoothie into dessert.
other awesome smoothie ingredients include:
avocado (i know it sounds strange, but it’s a good base for citrus smoothies)
if you have any la bamba smoothie recipes / ingredients to try, please let me know.