Isn't this one pretty? I like a light smoothie to help my piles of supplements go down. I normally use it as a vehicle for antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies or superfoods. This blueberry smoothie accidentally became more of a blueberry sorbet since too many frozen organic berries fell into the blender. There was at least a cup of berries, along with half a frozen banana and a cup of coconut water. There wasn't enough liquid to make it drinkable so I used a spoon along with the straw. Since this was so solid, I didn't add the collagen that normally goes into my smoothies. This was a lovely, not-too-sweet, three-ingredient way to swallow piles of pills. I just had to manage the speed of the transaction to avoid a slurpee headache.
This simple smoothie surprised me with the decadent flavor of banana-rum! Really, all it contained was a cup of coconut water, half a frozen banana, 4 tablespoons of collagen powder (so good for neurology and skin!) and 15 drops of the botanical superfood, hawthorn. The hawthorn is in an alcohol base, and has a warm, sweet flavor anyway, so, in this smoothie, it tasted like rum. I obviously added a shake of nutmeg, which enhanced the warm, delicious flavor. I'll be making this one again!!
This sardine-covered Buddha bowl really fit the bill for lunch today. On leftover quinoa, I layered baby arugula, half an avocado, a can of Portuguese sardines and capers. Lightly dressed with a squeeze of lemon and olive oil, this bowlful was delicious and nutritious.