MOOTHIE MONDAY HEY HEY WHAT WHAT! Yeah. We're back. Monday morning smoothie goodness intended to PUMP YOU FULL OF POTASSIUM. In case you're into that kind of thing. I am. Especially when it's been hotter than hot and I spent all weekend standing in a blazing sunny gravel parking lot surrounded by hundreds of sweaty Portlanders. Also, being a sweaty Portlander myself. Sounds like fun, right?!
But really, it was fun. Project Pabst set up two days of music on the waterfront, and a friend gave me a free ticket, so ... I went! We spent Saturday hiding in the PBR-cade (think: lots of free arcade games and AC) between shows, and wisely chose not to show up until the bands we were really interested in (Passion Pit, Weezer) played Sunday. Still: HOT day. Hot and fun! But now my muscles are all cramping from sweating all my salts out — hence the potassium intake!
Also, I realize this is two "cherry almond" recipes in a row ... which is completely unplanned and a total food blogger fail. SORRY GUYS. It's a good combo, OK? This started as "all the potassium things" — bananas, coconut water, dates — and then morphed into "all the yummy things" too. So I added cherries and almonds (to fill me up!). Definitely a good, simple, easy smoothie! And waaaay too easy to drink. You might be surprised at how quickly this disappears.
If you don't have a strong blender, you might opt to either soak your almonds overnight, OR use almond butter instead of almonds. If you have a strong blender (like a vitamix), just turn it WAY up and let it obliterate the almonds so you don't have a grainy smoothie!
Tomorrow I'll be showing you a little bit of Iceland — GET EXCITED!! I'm gonna talk all about our time in the Snail van!Print
- 12 oz coconut water
- 1 frozen banana
- ⅓ cup cherries (pitted)
- ¼ cup raw almonds
- 2 dates (pitted)
- Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth!
I add 1 teaspoon of maca to mine, too!