Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Oh yes... Its another day in another week of our crazy, awesome, lovely, married lives. That's a good thing! Andrew and I have noticed a real difference in our bodies, our minds, our moods, etc. since starting the 100% challenge that turned into a high raw challenge. It really is amazing. I almost don't know why anyone would want to eat a SAD. I will say that I have been having some serious cravings for Mexican food so I have been making a TON of guacamole and eating a TON of salsa! I can't get enough!

Well--let me talk about the actual point of this post! Today, Andrew slept a little later while I got up and prepared our wonderful lunches (I made a pretty yummy honey/lemon salad dressing) and our breakfast. Andrew has told me once that he is not a huge fan of green smoothies and much prefers some eggs or pancakes or other yummy-tasting food that fills his belly with warmth. Well, for the next 3 weeks, Andrew will probably not get much of a chance to have that kind of breakfast because we are on a high-raw high-vegan diet.

As for this beautiful spring morning, though, I made these cute, green, speckled smoothies. Here is what I threw in:

A few handfuls of spinach
Apx. 1 cup of orange/mango juice
Apx. 2 cups of pineapple
1 banana
Apx. 1 cup of frozen banana (so cold I love it)
2 Romaine leaves

So, I blended the spinach and juice first until that was pretty much mush. Then, I added the pineapple and blended. Once that was smooth, I threw in all the banana-frozen and regular. Then, because I didn't think it was enough for the two of us, I put in the romaine lettuce.

This smoothie tasted SO GOOD! I think its the best one I've made yet. They just keep getting better!


Maria Rippo said...

Hi Candice-
I'm so glad you have found raw food! I have the same experience with my moods, my focus, my overall well being. I created a Web site with lots of great tips and recipes. CHeck it out if you'd like at
HOpe to see you there!

Lenny said...

hi miss candice! wow my brother is loving your blog and he's writing down lots of stuff to try. he's gonna do that pine apple banana smoother thing on this weekend. since mom died he's mostly doing the cooking and trying to get all of us to eat better stuff . mostly i like it but i gotta tell you i still could want a mcdonalds happy meal. ha ha. ...hugs from lenny

Candice said...

Maria: Thanks so much for the link. I love the videos with the kids! I have been really thinking about a smoothie challenge--I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!

Lenny: That is so awesome that your brother is finding good stuff from my blog! It warms my heart! :) How many brothers do you have?

Lenny said...

miss candice, ive got 4 brothers and 1 sister and all of them cant wait to try the pine apple banana smoothee. me too! ...hugs from lenny

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