01 May 2009

G(R)Oing Nuts for Smoothies

Nutty smoothies inspired by those on the menu at the hipster vegan dive, GRO, and currently heavily in vogue at home with my daughter:

  • Sleeping Beauty Needs Calcium: 1/2 cu. coconut milk, 1/2 cu. almond milk, a handful of sliced almonds => WHIRR! => 1 banana (sliced and frozen), 1/4 cu. cacao powder, 1 additional cu. or so of almond milk, agave nectar, maybe some crushed ice => WHIRR!;
  • Eiiiiieeeee: 1/2 cu. coconut milk, 1/2 cu. almond milk, a handful of pecans => WHIRR! => 1 banana (sliced and frozen), some maple syrup, more almond milk, cacao powder, maybe some crushed ice => WHIRR! (without the ice and with more maple syrup, this would make a great base for a vegan ice cream); and
  • Space Donkey: 1/2 cu. coconut milk, 1/2 cu. soy or almond milk, lots of of pistachios => WHIRR! => 1 banana (sliced and frozen), 1 cara cara orange (rind and membrane cut away, segmented), more soy or almond milk, honey => WHIRR! (this one is the best).
[Names provided by my daughter.]

5 comments:

bobman said...

These sound a little too cute... Or not. I gotta get myself a blender. Got any suggestions for those on a budget?

bobman said...

By the way, I just bought a blender because of this. Damn you!

Brad said...

Heh! I win!

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, those sounds delicious! More like milkshakes. Can't wait to try that last one when I get back home to my blender.

Brad said...

Yeah, they're indulgent but so good. The pistachio/orange/banana was the biggest hit.