I'm at my brother's right now and the entire house including my nephews, ages 4 and 6, are on a smoothie kick. I mean, so much so that the youngest comes downstairs in the morning with sleepy eyes still and a sweet smile on his face and asks: "Can I have a shake?" And the older one now wants his 'shake' for his afternoon snack.
Watching him help make the 'shake' with things like banana, kale, organic frozen fruit and green juice simply makes my day.
And hearing them say things like... "I love kale" and "I love greens," music to my ears.
My sister-in-law make new creations everyday and the other day it was... "O.M.G. You have to try this...omg. Yeah. This is good. Yeah. This is really good. Let's write this one down."
Love it when that happens ;)
For the Love of Blueberry
1 1/2 ripe (spotty) banana
(Note: do your best to use all organic ingredients)
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 large leaf of kale
1/2 an apple (we used Pink Lady)
3 ice cubes
1 scoop French Vanilla Vega One
3/4 cup coconut water (we used C2O)
Add all ingredients in the order listed. Pulse with your blender for a a good 10 times and then blend until smooth.
Yields 1 large smoothie or 2 small smoothies.
And yes, use spotty bananas!
Bananas help overcome depression due high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
Wishing you all an easy breezy day filled spotty bananas, blueberries and love!