Smoothie life

Hey friends –

It’s been a while! I’d give the usual excuses: “work is crazy,” “we’ve been so busy,” and all that. But really! The past three months have been a whirlwind. You see, we moved!

And not just moved from San Francisco to Oakland (which we did in 2017). But we moved moved. We packed up our life (into a packing pod and two cars) and drove up to Seattle in April.

Only now, in June, have we found our home, unpacked the pod, and started to settle back into our little routine.

The past two months have been a series of Airbnbs and generous family and friends who have hosted us. Which means we’ve also been moving around with just the bare essentials. In Tori’s food world, that meant saying goodbye to my pots and pans, my trusty InstantPot, and all my recipe books. It did not, however, mean I was going to give up my Vitamix.

So for the past couple of months, I’ve been living that sweet smoothie life. (And soups and sauces, because, thank you Vitamix.)

I know these don’t really count as “recipes,” per se. But they’re what I’ve been doing, and drinking, for the past several weeks, and they’ve kept me a little more grounded in my day-to-day while away from my full kitchen. Maybe, hopefully, you’ll get a little slurpable inspiration from them too.

My favorite smoothie combos

These are decidedly not recipes, but isn’t that the beauty of smoothies? They’re a blend (literally) of whatever you want!

I almost always use almond milk or coconut water for my liquid, and typically add Vital Proteins collagen peptides. Other typical add ins: flax seeds, chia seeds, scoop of nut butter, or handful of shredded coconut. Blend and enjoy!

Green Smoothie

  • Spinach and/or kale (pack the blender with more than you think you need)
  • Zucchini or cucumber (zucchini will be creamier, cucumber a little waterier)
  • Frozen banana
  • Optional: kiwi or 1/2 green apple
  • Optional: mint (I like using mint when I also add cucumber)

Matcha Smoothie

  • Spinach
  • Matcha
  • Frozen banana
  • 1 date or a splash of vanilla for sweetness

Turmeric-Ginger-Chai Smoothie

Berry (& Acai) Smoothie

  • Frozen acai packet (thanks, Costco!)
  • Frozen berries of your choice
  • Frozen banana
  • Scoop of Greek Yogurt (leave out if dairy-free)

Chia Pudding

Combine all ingredients in a ball jar and mix well. Let sit for about 10 minutes and then mix again to stir up the chia seeds as they start to become viscous and clump. Then cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Keeps for up to 4 days.

  • 2 C milk of choice (I use almond)
  • 4 T of chia seeds
  • Optional: make it a matcha or turmeric pudding by adding a teaspoon of your seasoning of choice. For turmeric, I use ground turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and a dash of clove. 

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