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Monday, March 12, 2012

: vegan meal of the week : week 48 : smoothie!! :

happy monday!
good weekend?

i got to hang with my dad this weekend!

lets kick off the week with an easy [tasty & healthy] smoothie!
today : secret green fruit smoothie
takes 5 minutes // recipe serves 1

what you need : 
*small handful of greens [i use spinach]
**side note : i dont love spinach smoothies, but i promise you cant taste it in this one!**
*1 cup almond // soy milk [i used vanilla almond milk]
*2 tbsp peanut butter
*2/3 cup frozen blueberries [use your favorite berries!]
*1 small frozen banana
*1 medium noor date [cut up into 4-6 pieces]

how to do it : 
1) throw it all in the blender
2) mix it up ; stop and stir everything around if you need to

that is it!
so easy. and really, really good.
and in one smoothie ; you have 2-3 servings of fruit & 1 serving of veggies. and a nice shot of protein.

*great for breakfast, snack or post-workout*

before you go, i have a question for you.
[please answer! this is important ;)]
when you read through a cookbook, do you like to see photos of EACH recipe OR just a handful?!
i am in the mid-stages of my ebook [whaaa?!?!] and want to know what you want to see.
[any input is SO appreciated]

heres to a great start to the week!


  1. if the recipes are good, I don't really care if there are any photos or not. but I think that most people are visual types and they want to see a photo of every recipe. for example, there is a vegan cookbook I like but it was strongly criticized by readers because it doesn't have any photos.

  2. I personally don't need photos with every recipe, but I think people in general like to see how the finished product looks -- especially for serving/plating suggestions.

  3. I've been wanting a green smoothie for the past couple of days, but been hesitant to look, for fear of having to go out and buy a whole bunch of ingredients. I actually have everything but the date in my kitchen...yay!
    (PS I found your blog through your post on Revolutionize Her...I think it's serendipitous that you happen to be a vegan when I've been craving some vegan additions to my life!)

  4. This looks SO good! I LOVE fruit + veggie smoothies! I don't usually use any kind of milk, but it sounds like this one is FULL of protein! :) Gonna have to try it.