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    Simple Summer Smoothies

    Summertime. It’s all about relaxing, having fun, sipping cold drinks. It’s also about quick and simple. You can have all that in one glass of thick and fruity smoothie perfection. OK, maybe two glasses.

    While sipping a peach blueberry coconut water smoothie I wondered about the history of smoothies. A few Google searches later and visions of long haired, bell bottomed macrobiotic vegetarians sipping fruity drinks back in the 60s surfaced. Going back a bit further…smoothies appear in the 20s when a man by the name of Julius whipped up an orange milkshake called the Orange Julius. Remember those?

    Smoothies are no passing fad. They’re here to stay in all colors and flavors. Anybody want to join me in a resounding Woohoo!

    This summer I’ve simplified my smoothie making. It’s a matter of necessity since it’s an on-the-go kind of time for me. Here’s a simple formula that seems to be working just fine.

    Simple Summer Smoothies

    To make one smoothie mix these up using a stick or regular blender or one of a cool compact smoothie blenders:

    3/4 to 1 cup of liquid: coconut water, almond milk, hemp milk, or orange juice
    1/2 cup each of two other kinds of fruit: berries, mangos, cherries or peaches (preferably frozen)
    1/2 banana

    That’s it.

    Unless you want to get just a little creative. Then just add some of these:

    Yogurt
    Hemp protein
    Flax
    Cocoa powder
    Kale
    Ice cubes

    Just keeping it simple. And cool.

    Courtesy of the Sensitive Pantry http://www.thesensitivepantry.com/