#TreatYourselfThursday: Apple Embrace Smoothie


So instead of #ThrowBackThursday i’ve decided to expose¬†you to my own little ritual. Let’s make it viral ūüėČ #TREATYOURSELFTHURSDAY is a day I decide to try something new for the old tastebuds. This is valuable as I am a creature of habit and get pretty complacent with my diet. Nutrition should be nourishing in more ways than one…not just physically but holistically.¬†It’s bringing yoga’s emphasis on experience to your plate (or bowl).

 

This morning I opened the fridge to seek out some hidden treasures and this delightful smoothie came to be. Vitamix for the win!

 

Apple Embrace Smoothie:

1 med-large organic gala apple

1 C unflavored almond milk

2T nut butter (I used organic and unsweetened peanut because I was out of almond but if you are cleansing or have sensitivities stand clear of peanuts)

2 handfuls of organic spinach/green mix of choice

1 strip of Emerald Cove Pacific Kombu– or other non-gmo premium dried seaweed¬†(Thanks to my teacher’s suggestion I cook with this all the time. You don’t taste it at all but it is a natural flavor enhancer and aids in¬†the digestion of certain proteins. Seaweed is also rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s a superfood IMO)

Organic Maple Syrup to taste

Cinnamon to taste ( I found this vietnamese fancy cinnamon at Penzey’s in Cameron Village that i’m in love with)

 

Options I didn’t have but might include in the future:

a hint of sea salt

1/2 Medium avacado for extra healthy fats

Coconut Oil (if you have no super cold or frozen ingredients in your blender- as that will make it chunky in an unpleasant way)

Chia seeds for extra protein

 

Just Mix together until blended throughout and pour into your prettiest cup for consumption. Enjoy with a glass of lemon water and a nicely set table. Voila.

#TreatYourselfThursday is on – Show me what you got!

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Setting the stage: non-leafy essentials

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add as much green as you can stand. I could’ve gone with more

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Beginning the process… just throw it all in!

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mix and pour. Enjoy the visual nourishment of a bright green cup-o-love!

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Voila!

 

 

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