Oftentimes, I make some really fantastic smoothies and I don’t measure. If you know me, I’m all about cooking with as few utensils as possible! Simply, a handful of frozen this or that and a dollop of nut butter save me from having to wash measuring cups. As much as I love smoothies, I dislike having to wash the blender and blades so I want to minimize dirty dishes! For the sake of perfecting my beet and greens smoothie, I whipped out the measuring cups.
As much as I love berries in a smoothie, I hardly make the same smoothie twice. I like to change up my smoothies and they vary based on what I have on hand. Fortunately, carrot is a vegetable that I pretty much always have on hand. At times, I may even go through a 4-5lb bag of carrots in two weeks!
I’d like to say that my love for smoothies knows no season but I found myself slipping away from them during the wintertime. I felt cravings for fresh fruit and creamy flavors but opted for breakfasts of oatmeal most days, instead. If the weather seemed mild, I’d make a cup of hot tea and drink my smoothie underneath a blanket on my couch. The hot and cold drinks allowed me to sip on my beloved smoothie without turning my insides into ice cubes.
When I was younger, I was not a fan of vegetables. Like, at all. Occasionally I would eat salad out of necessity to add color to my plate. Though, I was definitely disappointed to learn that my favorite tomatoes and potatoes were not really even actual vegetables!