hi yall, hope you're enjoying the last few moments of your long holiday weekend. Don't forget to thank/hug/kiss a veteran today!
where most people are out grilling, boating, or golfing this weekend, I took some much needed tlc and went on a little bit of a food bender. I spent a solid hour and a half grocery shopping last night, and buying up pounds and pounds of fresh fruit and veg.
now that the weather is getting warmer and warmer, I've been on quite the smoothie kick. There's nothing better than peeling off sweaty clothes, jumping into the pool/lake, and then kicking back with a huge cold green smoothie. Am I right, or am I right?
so here's a new one for you:
crazy sexy cool green smoothie.
this one was inspired by my time in Costa Rica (aka Costa Freeeaakaaa, to some), and my trips to Mexico and Hawaii.
in CR mangos littered the streets; they actually advise about the hazards of falling mangos. Seriously.
in Mexico, limes and lime juice are just as much a condiment as salt is.
and in Hawaii, where it's illegal to pick their largest export without a license, pineapples are an addition to every single meal.
i added turmeric and cayenne for their detoxifying and healing powers. If you suffer from any chronic illness, bloating, or other inflammation, look up the positive effects of both these spices.
here's what you need:
1/2 cup water
1/2 a ripe avocado
1 cup diced mango
2 cups diced pineapple
juice from 1/2 lime
1 handful of your favorite greens (I chose kale, which has an earthier, straight from the dirt, taste)
1 pinch cayenne (or more if you need more of a spicy kick)
2 shakes of some good turmeric powder
here's what you do:
- slice up your avocado. dice up the pineapple and mango. then juice half that gorgeous lime.
- put all ingredients into your blender in the order above. I've said it before, but the order is important because it makes for easier, smoother blending.
- blend until smooth.
- pour into your favorite mason jar, gram a great pic on Insta, and drink away the delicious, crazy, sexy cool goodness.
drink up, buttercups!