Sunday, March 3, 2013

Our vegan journey started with a smoothie!

It all started with a smoothie. I had been doing some studying on health issues and how what we eat correlates to how we feel. So I picked up a little book called Green Smoothie Revolution by Victoria Boutenko at a local bookstore. It was awesome! With over 200 smoothie recipes there had to be something that we liked. I tried to make several recipes in a "normal" blender but the greens just weren't cut down to size. With some persuading for an early anniversary present my husband purchased a Vitamix. I have to say that since this vegan endeavor I have faithfully used that piece of equipment daily, sometimes twice a day. I realize that a Vitamix is a big purchase, believe me we are still making payments on it. However, I have to tell you that it is sooooo worth the investment!

My favorite recipe thus far in this wonderful book is:

Lovely Green Goodness
2 bananas
1 Royal Gala apple
1 Bosc pear
1 cup kale
1/4 cup water

So yummy!

I have been very brave in trying my own smoothie concoctions every morning for the past 40+ days. Yesterday I tried a smoothie without the "greens", it was a very blue/purple surprise!

Smurf-ilicious (Appropriately named by my husband) :)
1-2 cups of vegan milk (organic soy was my choice)
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 cup of frozen blackberries
1 TBS of agave
1 heaping tsp of spirulina
1 frozen blackberry (for picture taking if needed)

My Vitamix thought this little treat was supposed to be an ice cream or sorbet with all of the cold ingredients. What a nice treat and happy accident! My husband really liked this one. It made two very nice servings, hence the large amount of spirulina (normally it's just 1 tsp daily.)

Enjoy these recipes and I encourage you to read Green Smoothie Revolution. Victoria has a lot of wisdom on how to rotate your greens and so much more healthy insight!

Enjoy! Have a wonderful day creating smoothies. Post your recipes in comments or please email me your smoothie recipes and I will share with everyone.


  1. I read the book but only tried one or two recipes. I'm going to revisit it. The Green Goddess recipe sounds like something I'd love.

    1. Definitely revisit the book, it's worth it! Yummy recipes. The smoothies that have dates as the "sweetener" are really a fav of my 11 year old son! He pops dates like he used to eat chips. I love this vegan life!


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