more (fruity) smoothie action

June 25, 2009

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The kind folks at Whole Foods sent me the pictures they snapped of me at the Healthy Eating Tasting Fair last week, and this is one of them.  Notice the imported Ziploc bags (thanks, mom!)  All those bags have since been washed out and dried, sitting patiently in my cupboard for their next use.

It might seem like all I drink are green smoothies, but not so.  I love all-fruit smoothies, yet there has been a lot of conflicting information circulating around the net and beyond about the consumption of lots of fruit.  One minute we read that having as much fruit as we crave all morning is the way to go, and the next someone is telling us that we should be reducing the percentage of fruit in smoothies and upping the green.  What to do?

I’m now working my way through Dr. Douglas Graham’s 80 10 10 Diet.  What an eye opener.  Not only does Dr. Graham advocate having lots of fruit, he believes it should be the basis of our diet.  I’ll stop here since I want to finish the book before commenting further, but suffice it to say for now that reading it thus far has been a huge relief in that I finally understand that my lifelong incorrigible sweet tooth is actually a natural survival mechanism that has been distorted by unnatural food.

With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to a recipe and blog I discovered last week, thanks to the author’s generous comments on this site.  Earth Mother’s colorful In the Raw turned me on to the Watermelon Kiwi Cooler, a perfect summer concoction I’ve been having every morning since trying it!  I tweak it a little:  using only one kiwi (fuzzy skin and all) and a few more strawberries (frozen).  The lime is non-negotiable and gives it a wonderful cocktail kick.  Not only has it made great use of my expensive watermelons (gulp), but it’s an awesome creation to whip up for guests.  Thanks, Earth Mother!

And here’s another one of my own.  Enjoy the fruity fun!

new recipe: groovy tangy smoothie

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  1. Jess June 27, 2009 at 21:17

    Fantastic! Let’s keep sharing. I’m still not tired of my WKC. :)

  2. earthmother June 26, 2009 at 17:35

    Look at you, banana girl!! LOVE that photo.

    It’s berry season here in the States, so I’ve been inhaling fresh raspberries this week. I happen to have every last ingredient right here to make a Groovy Tangy Smoothie. :D

    Thanks for the shout out!

  3. Jess June 25, 2009 at 22:40

    Thanks, sweets! :)

  4. JRob June 25, 2009 at 18:03

    GREATshot!Youlookadorable!

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