Posts Tagged ‘smoothie’

Did I mention I’m in love with an immersion blender?

Just wanted to leave some comments about the following post!

After Gregarious Greens was given an immersion blender as a gift, I decided to get one myself! And so here’s my update: It’s amazing!!

I’ve used the small food processor attachment to make sauces, marinades and chop things for veg burgers. Today I used the measuring cup and blending wand, sceptically I might add, to make smoothies  and was very pleasantly surprised and impressed. I thought for sure my kitchen was going to end up with smoothie plastered everywhere- I mean, its an open cup and a spinning blade on a stick! So, I cleared the space, held my breath and hit the button! In a matter of seconds I had a delicious smoothie and a still clean kitchen 😉  … I think the vent cuts on the end of the wand make it act as a sort of vacuum and it works so well!

I’m a bit of a no fuss person in the kitchen so I’ve actually substituted this immersion blender for a blender and food processor! You may still find you need those two other things, but so far this has been doing the trick for me.

And… just in case you were curious, today’s smoothie had:   1/2 ripe avocado, 1/2 frozen banana, few tablespoons of yogurt, almond milk as needed, nutmeg and 2 pitted dates.


Veggie Sandwiches and Smoothie deliciousness!

So I thought I’d write about our lunch today… we went out for dinner last night, so we didn’t have anything to share. But here’s what we had for lunch, a couple of our all-time fave foods!

Again these are foods that can be done in a basic version, but are a lot of fun to experiment with and make with whatever flavours you’re feeling that day! So these are just the versions we made today…

Veggie Sandwiches

  • 2 slices of bread, anything goes: grainy, seedy, carrot, rye, a wrap or pita if you prefer! Toasted with Garlic butter  …Oooh! Toasted naan with garlic butter would be so good!
  • sliced tomatoes
  • avocado slices or guacamole
  • red onions – very thinly sliced (in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper; let them marinade while you prep your other veg, it takes the overpowering bite out!)
  • shredded carrot
  • a yummy mustard of your choice: we used roasted red pepper and curry today!
  • cheese! – (optional) we used gouda for this one, but we often use spiced havarti, smoked or old cheddar, swiss, etc.

Other toppings we also use:

  • cucumbers
  • sprouts
  • fresh herbs like dill, or basil goes nicely with just tomato and bocconcino cheese
  • spinach
  • pickles
  • falafel
  • tzatziki


  • 1 chopped frozen banana
  • handful of frozen blueberries
  • handful of spinach (you don’t really taste it, just adds a bit of iron, calcium, and a ton of other good vitamins for you)
  • half can of coconut milk
  • small handful of mint leaves
  • top with almond milk for the right consistency as you blend

Other ingredients we also use (not necessarily all together ;))

  • Almonds
  • flax seeds
  • virgin coconut oil
  • cinnamon
  • any other dark green leaf like kale
  • avocado (makes it really creamy and smooth!)
  • any berries
  • apples, pears, kiwis, mangoes, papaya, etc. …any fruit really
  • yogurt
  • cooled herbal or green teas, or matcha powder
  • you can also use a protein powder or something as a protein boost

Basically anything you find on the menu at a smoothie place, just go home and make it healthier, yummier and cheaper! hehe… These are awesome for breakfast too, or after any physical activity.

The frozen ingredients are what will give you that smoothie texture. So start freezing those fruit and veg you can’t eat before they go bad!

Toss into the food processor or blender and go!