Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rose Bliss Smoothie

Hello Lovelies!

Lately I have been skipping the frozen banana in my smoothies and going with something more crisp and light.  I am in heaven this season with the amazing organic apples the local farms have been growing, so I have been using lots of apples lately. 

This smoothie is light, blissfully refreshing.  Hints of citrus and apples.  This is not a meal replacement by any means.  It's a perfect pre-drink to your a.m. breakfast.

Actually-I make my smoothies the moment I wake up so I can take them in the shower with me.  I know that sounds weird, but sometimes after washing my hair, I take a seat in my shower and relax with a refreshing smoothie in a wine glass with a straw.  It makes me feel like I am on vacation on an island somewhere, under a waterfall.  It's quite nice and quite relaxing.  Try it.  

1/2 large cucumber
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 medium dessert apple
1/2 Tbsp-1 Tbsp. raw vegan coconut butter
Juice from 1/2 lime
Juice from 1/2 red grapefruit
1/2 tsp. Rose Water 
Ice cubes

Serves 2

This one is super easy.  Just throw it all in the Nutribullet or high speed blender and blend away.  Add the ice last.  Then re-blend again.  

Helpful hint: If you go with organic fruits you will notice a HUGE difference in taste.  I have noticed that when I buy organic, the flavor is so alive.  If buying organic is too much money, then I recommend that you at least buy organic apples.  I'm telling you.  Such a world of a difference!

Helpful hint: Even though I have already added ice to my smoothie, I always put an extra 1 or two ice cubes in my glass before pouring the smoothie into it.  I like my smoothies extra cold.

Helpful hint: You don't have to use rose water extract.  You can add in which ever extract you would like whether it be vanilla, lavender, orange, lemon, mint…the possibilities are endless.  

Enjoy! Julie

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