Ok so I still have some posts with photos taken with my old camera to publish but I just can’t wait to share my new photos with you. So tu-daaaa here is my first shoot ever that I have done with my new Canon 70D.
Smoothies are really fun to make because you can add all kinds of crazy ingredients, flip the switch and bam, you have a creamy, nutritious meal. I have been making some pretty funky looking kale smoothies with blueberries and cacao powder in the morning. I figure its a great way to get more goodness in.
This morning I had just finished doing my hair and putting on some make up, thinking “you know what I’m going to make a little extra effort today” ( I work from home and its so easy to just whip my hair up, throw on some comfy shorts and be done with it). So there I was whipping up my kale smoothie and Corey comes over and turns up the power on it.
All was going well.
I turn it off to check if its smooth enough and decide, I’ll give it one more go..
Well this happens when you don’t put the lid of your blender on properly. It went EVERYWHERE! All I could so was laugh hysterically because there’s no use crying over spilled smoothie!
Its summer in Australia and the stone fruit are literally peaking right now. I managed to get 4 lovely ripe peaches for $1 on special how great is that. When making smoothies or using fruit to cook with, search for the overly ripe, bargain fruits. Don’t get me wrong I love crunchy, underripe apples and pears but it doesn’t matter when you’re going to bake them anyways. Besides nature intended for us to eat fruit when its ripe, its just better for us that way.
You don’t have to skin the peaches for this recipe and I know when you’re whipping up a smoothie first thing in the morning you want the ease of just throwing everything in the blender and knocking breakfast back but it does make it really smooth and creamy. You can also sub the coconut water for plain water but I love the flavor it add and the extra hydration and nutritional benefits.
Hey did anyone else read the article on BlogHer about food trends we should leave behind? One of them was these strippy straws hehe. I’m the first to admit I’d rather not drink out of them, unless you you’re playing down downs because lets face it they become soggy after about 5 minutes, but come on they do look so pretty in photos. What do you think?
Have fun playing with this recipe and remember to put the lid on your blender properly.
- 3 ripe peaches
- 1 cup coconut water
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 mejool date
- 1 cm piece of ginger
- 2T plain coconut yogurt or plain yogurt
- 1 handful of ice cubes
- Bring a pot of water to the boil. Using a knife, make a cross in the bottom of the peaches then pop them in the pot of boiling water for 35 seconds or until the skins start to peel away then remove from the water using a slotted spoon and set aside to cool.
- When they are cool to touch remove the skins and cut the peaches in half removing the pit. Add the peaches to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Serve right away or keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.