1 gala apple
1.5 cups of frozen berry mix – blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries
1 tbsp beetroot powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp whole flax seeds
approx. 1.5-2 cups of cold filtered water
mix all ingredients, except the chia & flax seeds, in a high speed blender until smooth (i use a vitamix); next, add the chia & flax seeds on low and blend until the seeds have been moved throughout the smoothie.
serve and enjoy!
calories: approx. 551 for 1 serving
(makes approximately 1 L [1000ml] of smoothie)
and yes, i’m enjoying my smoothie in a tea cup…i is so classy!
i’ve been receiving a monthly “food box” ($30 for 30lbs worth of an assortment of fruit and veggies; very economical and a great selection per box!) and the last few months, we’ve received huge bags of carrots. so far, they’ve just been sitting around (other than the carrot cookies i made a little while ago, which were delicious!) and not wanting them to go bad, i figured i may as well make something with them.
so i made carrot cake cupcakes based on the recipe above! i don’t have exact measurements since i tend to eyeball a lot of what i bake but here is the list of ingredients and you’ll see just how easy they are to make:
melted butter (i used earth balance)
a little baking powder
spices: allspice, nutmeg, & cinnamon
*i use my vitamix to mash up the carrots so they’re a relatively fine
mix everything in a bowl and then scoop out into cupcake molds. bake at 390F for about 15 mins (or until toothpick comes out clean).
j made the icing sugar (i think he used some philly cream cheese and butter mixed together, with a little sugar?) and for fun, we mixed in some blue food colouring.
makes about 27 small “cupcakes”.
i stopped by j’s welding shop yesterday as he worked on some projects. i love going there – its quiet (aside from the machines) and even though its not my medium, its an extremely inspirational place for me. when it comes to working with metal, j has a way of seeing and creating really unique pieces out of the most basic parts. his creative process is pretty cool to witness.
here are some of the photos i took yesterday of him working…
sorry to have been awol the last week….been spending loads of time with the new pup and going for walks, so my time has been rather gobbled up by him.
but, i did sketch for a bit today ^^