I have a thing for starry skies & healthy juices. Actually, I have “things” for a lot of things.
Like, watching meteor showers. With my man. Laying in an open clearing. On top of a mountain. The meteors didn’t show up, but at least we were there.
Bright coloured smoothies are another one of my things.
Healthy & happy, healthy & happy, healthy & happy.
I’ve hidden lots of healthy tidbits in these smoothie cups. Like celery, fennel, bee pollen. If you didn’t know what was in it, you’d never guess. That’s how good I am. It’s health in disguise. A convenient ready-to-go form. Fastfood, fasthealth!
Sci-fi movies are another one of my things. Sneaking rum into my smoothies. I do that one too.
Zombie movies that aren’t actually scary. Watched in the company of best friends.
Singing at the top of my lungs, off key, to out of tune punk artists is another. I still can’t get the notes right for ‘Angel’s Wings’.
Putting together care packages for friends is something else. If there’s glitter involved it’s even better.
I’m very attached to my dirty, black, lace-less converse too. And I especially love it when my jeans rip. There are just so many things I have “things” for. I’d give the smoothie cups a try though…. they can make being healthy one of your things.
- 250g fennel root
- 350g celery stalk
- 400g red apples
- 60ml coconut oil
- 30ml honey
- 1tbs bee pollen
- 70g raw almonds
- 150g blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 150g blackberries (fresh or frozen)
- 150g black currants (fresh or frozen)
- 150g strawberries
- 1 lemon, zest only
1. use a juicer to process the fennel, celery & apple. This will remove all the woody pulp as well as provide a liquidy base for the rest of the fruit to process.
2. place the juice in your blender with the coconut oil, honey, bee pollen & almonds & grind until liquid. Add all of the berries to the mix & process until smooth.
3. At this point, I like to pass the juice through a fine mesh sieve to remove all the seeds since they always get stuck in my teeth, but if they don’t bother you, keep them.
4. divide the mixture into the wells of a cupcake tin, it should fill between 12 & 14 wells to the brim. Place in the freezer for 6 hours before removing & pulling in a ziplock bag or a tupper. If the smoothy cups don’t automatically *pop* out with a little tap, then dip the bottom half of the cupcake tin into luke warm water.
5. to bring your smoothy cups back to life, cut one or two cups up into quarters, pop them in your blender and add a cup or two of any liquid you desire. I personally recommend the following: apple juice, pear juice, rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, milk, yogurt, or anything else you want.
There… wasn’t that nice & easy? You’ve not got smoothies for the rest of the week or even two weeks depending upon how strong you want your mixes! And you wont even taste the celery or fennel… it’s in there because it is amazing for your digestive systems though.
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