Bunch of Coronation Grapes Best grapes ever... coronation grapes, very popular in Canada cause they're Canadian and available only in September. I love them, they remind me of that deep purple grape juice I drank as a kid. Here is a delicious smoothie recipe that tastes just like grape juice, but with way less sugar and way more good stuff. Grape Juice Smoothie Makes 2Ls 2 leaves organic purple kale 1 handful organic spinach OR bok choy 1/4 zucchini 1 organic fuji apple 2 big handfuls coronation grapes 4 cups filtered water 10 drops stevia (optional) Blend it up, drink it down. Check your teeth. Side note: If your roomie tells you their mother never let them have grape juice as a kid cause they spilled too much, that probably means they shouldn't have grape smoothie as an adult. Confirmed.

Case of Limes The sun is shinning, it's Friday and I'm in a damn good mood. So I'm going to share with you the most delicious smoothie recipe from delivery yesterday, it took me a couple rounds but man this might be my smoothie for the summer. Incognito Mojito* makes 2Ls Baby bok choy, three heads 2 sprigs fresh mint 2 limes, juiced 2-1/2 apples 2 cups water 12 ice cubes Blend smooth and enjoy! Cat and I are losing our minds over this one *this smoothie was declared the "Incognito Mojito" by a very exuberant and newly converted smoothie addict... who also happens to be my roomie and bestie.  

photo cred Cat I'm not lying when I say this but this actually happened last week. Auds: "Muma, can I have a smoothie for breakfast?" Me: "Absolutely, what shall we put in it?" Auds: "Banana, mango, grapes... Me: "And let's put some zucchini & lettuce & hemp cause we want some veggies too right?" Auds: "Sure Mama, I'm not going to taste it anyway" The Aud-ly Good Smoothie 1 cup of homemade almond milk 1 banana 1/2 cup mango 1/2 cup grapes 1/2 sm zucchini 2  med romaine leaves 1 tbsp hemp hearts Blend and enjoy. Add more almond milk for desired consistency.

photo cred Cat My eldest asked for a smoothie last night as she was getting her pj's on (which was an obvious ploy to prolong going to bed as she knows that I usually jump at the chance to make her smoothies but she was sooooo mistaken - bless her cotton socks for trying though). So I promised her one in the morning. I tried something different today and it was a huge success and then I slapped some in a sippy cup and the little one downed it too. Moral of the story: Both kids had kale for breakfast and both had no idea. Yesssssssss. The Double Trouble Smoothie 1 cup of filtered water 1/2 banana 1/2 avocado 1 sprig of kale 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 tbsp hemp hearts Blend and enjoy. Yields appox. 1.5 cups.  Add more water if too thick and serve it with a straw for the kids.  Straws always rock.

photo cred Cat Spinach may be scarce these days but beets ain't.  And you know I love me a beet or two (or five or six).  Personally, beets have always been a bit tricky in the smoothie department.  I don't know how Lisa manages to make her Red-Green smoothies taste so damn good but clearly I have not mastered the fine art yet, or have I?????? Enter the cooked beet. I had a few leftover from the day before so chucked them in. Wow, amazing beety goodness. So unless you have Lisa making your smoothies everyday, try this as an alternative. The Beet Beat Smoothie 4 cups filtered water 2 lg handful of org. mixed greens 1 -2 cooked org. beets 1 org. apple 1 org. banana 1/2 org. zucchini 2 tbsp hemp hearts Blend until smooth - Yields 1.5 liters. And don't forget to save some in a bowl for the babies (just add some organic baby cereal to it).