15 Nov 2012

green love


i will never get over my infatuation with green smoothies. it simply will not happen. they are about as perfect, beautiful and miraculous as something get. take a gander at that luscious colour... that is LIFE you are seeing (or is gandering a word?)


i had this smoothie for my dinner because well... why not? so that means i had all liquids today! i drank a delicious glass of juice (cucumber, bell pepper, pineapple, apple, orange, tomato) for breakfast after my workout and this smoothie for dinner. i have had a really busy day and my body should probably have more calories but i am just SO TIRED and i don't like eating right before i go to sleep. i will make sure to have a big smoothie with extra protein tomorrow after i exercise. mmm, smoothie... *dopey smile*

I HAVE EXCELLENT NEWS: i have successfully converted my darling boyfriend to the dark, satanic and freaky cult of veganism. all jokes. veganism is the bees knees! or perhaps the more appropriate term would be the corn's ear? potato's eye? artichokes heart? i dunno where this is going. nevermind. point is - being vegan is the best option for you, the planet and our fellow animals! ANYWAY...

the boyfriend is vegan. 


green smoothie love affair: serves one

1 peeled frozen banana
1 cup kale
1 sliced apple
1 peeled orange 
2 tablespoons raw hempseeds
1 cup water or so
1/8 teaspoon stevia, if desired (or use a couple dates)

blend. sip. love. 


21 comments:

  1. mmm! wow that smoothie looks rad. i just got a vitamix and i need to bust it out of the box, wash it and make this smoothie. since blending this in a vitamix, can you taste the kale a lot or is pretty sweet? also, how do you feel liquids all day benefits you/makes you feel? i always feel best eating fruits/veggies and liquids mostly. however, that lifestyle will have to wait until i move out. but i have recently found that out that fruit all day makes you feel great.

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    1. WOOHOO!!! SO excited for you! Yes, this smoothie was super sweet for me because of all the fruit PLUS the stevia. Try it with a little kale first, taste, and see if you want to add more. Just go with the amount you like :)

      Yes, I feel very clean today. Lovely. Euphoric. Peaceful.

      xox, Em

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  2. Yay for your boyfriend! I think mine is far from being vegan. He likes what I cook but does bring some chicken to cook for himself if he feels he needs/wants it. He's Irish, so I don't think I'll convert him anytime soon....

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    1. Hahaha... "he's irish"; that's it - no hope ;) at least he enjoys vegan food. some people can be pretty stubborn about it for no good reason. sounds like he has an open mind.
      thank you, though! i am so proud of him. he loves everything i make us.

      xox, em

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  3. What is hempseeds, will I fail a drug test?

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    1. HAHA... nope. As I explained to another curious reader: THC is what shows up on drugs tests when you smoke weed. Marijuana contains THC but hemp does NOT. They are different strains of Cannabis.

      Hempseeds are a nutritious plant source of protein and omega-3's.

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  4. Looks tasty! I haven't tried hemp seeds yet but this will push me to do so - thanks for that. Been doing a lot of chia, flax in my green smoothies.

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    1. thanks, allen! well then you are on the right route! it's the same idea.

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  5. Yum, that looks great. I love green smoothies too but I have a low power blender so tend to avoid the 'bits' by using green juice in them...
    Congrats to your bf! My hubs went vegan about a year ago and it's SO much easier... and more relaxed in the kitchen. Not to mention the health benefits.
    My new juicer arrived yesterday- I'm in love with it & sipping my veggie juice right now :)

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    1. thank you, claire :)
      totally agree. he's completely on board and loves all the food i make for us.

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  6. Maybe a dumb question, but is that a glass straw? If so, where do you get them.? They look awesome and a lot wider, so if you have a chunky smoothie, you can probably sip it better.. :-)

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    1. there's no such thing as a dumb question! :)
      it IS indeed a glass straw. here's their website: http://www.glassdharma.com/

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    2. This is not a GlassDharma straw, but glad you found reusable glass straws as an alternative to single use plastic straws! GlassDharma has a specific design and techniques for maximum durability, you can read more about that here - http://glassdharma.blogspot.com/2011/11/speaking-of-glass.html

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  7. I just made this and SO good! Instead of Hemp Seeds I used 2TBSP of Chia. Love this recipe! I pinned it, hope that is okay

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  8. downvalleygirlSeptember 10, 2013

    hi emily, i'm new to this scene for a few reasons....one very important one i might be willing to divulge laters on. BUT in the mean time i am completely smoothie-whelmed aka over whelmed with all this smoothie business. i want the perfect smoothie! guess it's mostly trial and error but i HATE food waste and so when something fails i get very bummed. i know i should just meditate on this and go with my instincts on what to toss into the blender but maybe you could narrow down all of these amazing recipes for me (?). i am looking for antioxidants, clean energy, not too much fruit sugar, groundation, and love. thanks in advance.

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    1. I wanna hear the big reason! lol.
      Okay here you go: 2 cups kale leaves, 1-2 bananas, 1 cup frozen mango/berries/other fruit, 1 cup water or non-dairy milk (more or less as needed). Hope you like it :D Taste it and add whatever else you think it needs.

      <3

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  9. Dear Emily. I am a florist, not only was I enlightened by your delightful journey to juice today, but your simplistic ways. You have kept the bands on the stems, thank you for showing us this. Much love. Shae

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  10. I just used some of these inredients... apples oranges and kale... yummy

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  11. yumm, yumm! i've just discovered your blog and i think it's awsome! especially your green smoothies (green is my favorite color ;) )

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Feel free to comment below, I love hearing your thoughts! xo, Em