frozen strawberry lemonade

Somehow I ended up having about 50 lemons in my fridge so I thought to make some fresh squeezed lemonade. I didn’t want anything plain, as usually for breakfast I enjoy rich smoothies, so I decided to add some strawberries as well. This is a very refreshing lemonade, especially for a hot summer day.

frozen strawberry lemonade

Ingredients

1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cup organic strawberries
1 cup cold water
2 cups ice cubes
2 TB agave syrup

Blend all ingredients and serve! Enjoy!

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Vegan MoFo Day 9: Banana, PB & chocolate milkshake

I thought to combine my most favorite things to make a smoothie. Or better I should say a milkshake. Cause my non vegan friend said that this is better than the regular chocolate milkshake she usually gets at our favorite cafe. Well, of course it is…

Let me tell you that I have a thing for frozen bananas. I eat tones of bananas. I use them in smoothies, desserts, oatmeal, cakes, fruit salads and more. I also have a thing for peanut butter. I remember the first time I tasted peanut butter. I didn’t care about it at all. But it grew on me and now I can’t live without it. Peanut butter is ridiculousΒ  expensive here in Greece. It actually costs me less to order in from ebay (including the shipping cost). Makes no sense… right? But oh well…Β Β  And of course cocoa! Who doesn’t love cocoa? All these combined with your favorite non dairy milk.Β  Slurp! Just a few more days of summer…

banana, pb & chocolate milkshake

Ingredients

2 sliced frozen bananas
2 Tbsp light peanut butter
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 Tbsp light agave nectar
2 cups of your favorite non dairy milk

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Serve, take a sip, enjoy!

who’s up for a smoothie? part 1

I’ve been home alone for the past few days and without Sean at home I am not really in mood to cook. So I live on smoothies. And hummus. I even had hummus with crackers for breakfast but that’s a whole another story. Garlicky hummus for breakfast is a no no. Don’t do it! Anyway, these are three of my favorite smoothies. I use frozen fruits in order to enjoy them cold as I don’t like adding ice cubes in my smoothies and shakes.

who’s up for a smoothie? or three?

Pineapple smoothie

1 cup frozen pineapple
1 medium frozen banana
1 cup non dairy milk or pineapple juice

pineapple smoothie

Mango smoothie

1 1/2 cup frozen mango cubes
1 medium fresh banana
1 cup non dairy milk

mango shake

Classic Strawberry Banana smoothie

10-12 frozen strawberries (not the large ones)
1 medium frozen banana
1 cup non dairy milk or water

classic strawberry banana smoothie

Throw all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds. Serve in a tall glass. Enjoy!

bloody red smoothie

I am in a smoothie kick this week. My refrigerator is full with fruits that my mom sent me (from her garden). I am not sure how many cherries or watermelons or peaches a person can eat daily, but I am easily getting bored of them. Last year she sent me so many apricots and peaches that I had to make about 40 jars of jam. As we haven’t eaten not even 4 of them till now, this is not something I am willing to do this year. And as one thing that keeps me eating more and more fruits every day is smoothies, frosties, milkshakes etc, I decided to replace 3 of my daily meals with them. This smoothie was sweet and sour. You can add one tablespoon of maple syrup if you prefer your smoothies sweet. My recipe serves 2, so adjust the ingredients accordingly.

bloody red smoothie

Ingredients

2 cups watermelon
1 cup frozen sour cherries
1 cup orange juice
1 fresh medium banana

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve. Drink. Enjoy!

apricot banana frosty

Few weeks ago I visited my mother and her apricot trees were full with sweet and ripe apricots. I ended up bringing home a big big basket full of apricots and as it was impossible to eat all these in a few days period, I decided to cut them in two, remove the seeds and freeze them. Since that day, our usual banana-strawberry frosty has been replaced with this sweet apricot banana frosty. Serve it in a frozen glass for an even frostier frosty πŸ™‚

apricot banana frosty

Ingredients

1 frozen banana
3 frozen apricots
1 1/2 cup cold soy milk
1 ts vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Serve and Enjoy!

my favorite green smoothie

This is my favorite green smoothie. It’s something I drink every single day.Β  It’s the first thing I am making in the morning before I jump in the shower. It’s so delicious and healthy plus it gives me a good kick to start my day.

my favorite green smoothie

Ingredients

3 cups spinach
1/2 cup rocket
1 frozen banana
1 red apple
1 cup cold water

Blend all together. Makes 2 cups of juice. Drink them both and enjoy your morning.

Almond Chocolate Cookies and Purple Smoothie

Let’s get over the usual cookies and milk and enjoy something more colorful! This smoothie is one of my favorite ones! Instead of the usual plant based milk I use coconut water. This is just perfect every day and especially after a night with alcohol as coconut water is high in potassium and hydrates you faster even from water!

My husband got over his hangover in no time after NYE when we had way too much wine and stayed up all night playing UNO. I also made a bunch of cookies. I don’t really need an excuse to bake cookies but why not enjoy cookies and smoothie instead of the classic cookies and milk?

for the cookies (makes about 20 cookies)

1/2 cup white all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat all purpose flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 ts salt
3/4 cups chocolate chips
3/4 cups chopped white almonds
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup light agave nectar
2/3 cup olive oil oil
1/4 cup almond milk
1 TS pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180 C. Lightly grease a large baking pan. In a mixing bowl, mix together sugar, agave, oil, and almond milk in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add the vanilla, all purpose flour, almond flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well to incorporate. Add the chocolate chips and chopped almonds and user your hands to mix it well. Add 1 TS of almond milk if your dough is too hard. Roll the dough in small size balls and flatten them out using your hands. Bake them for 6 to 8 minutes. Let them cool for few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Almond Chocolate Cookies and Purple Smoothie!

for the purple smoothie

the water of one young coconut
the flesh of one young coconut
1/2 cup mixed frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)
1 large banana

Blend all together and enjoy!