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Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 31: Witches' Brew Green Smoothie

So delicious the witch is reaching for it! Lol!

This is Halloween! Finally! (By the way-- these people are hard core for Halloween! How cool does that look?)

My kids are thrilled. Their cousins are coming over to trick-or-treat with them this year, so they're extra excited. I've got a big pot of chili simmering on the stove ready to fill lots of bellies with warmth and lean protein before they go out into the chill of night to get the junk.

Speaking of junk, I've made a lot of baked goods this month, recipes filled with added sugar. It all tasted good for sure, but very little of it was good FOR you. Such is the nature of baked goods, I suppose.

Today I'm sharing a recipe I developed of a delicious green smoothie (yes! DELICIOUS. GREEN. SMOOTHIE. I mean it.) packed with vegetables, fruits, some nut butter, and NO added sweetener. (Only the natural stuff in the fruit.) I've enjoyed this smoothie as a late-afternoon snack, or as part of breakfast.

Here's what you need for 2 servings:

1 banana, frozen
3/4 ripe Bartlett pear, or 1 whole smaller pear
1 generous handful (about a cup) baby spinach
1 tablespoon almond butter
juice of one lime
2/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze Coconut Almond milk
1/3 cup cold water

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

The frozen banana takes the place of ice cubes, plus it makes everything thick and rich. Although the spinach makes it undeniably green, you get all the healthy vitamins but can't taste them. The almond butter adds both a creamy flavor and healthy protein.

It's just good.

I painted that spider picture at one of those Uncorked Artist events a few years ago

Now, if you'll excuse's the witching hour. I have some candy to hand out.

Happy Halloween to all!


  1. Happy Halloween dear friend. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts. What is up next?

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading. Next up... a somewhat less daily post schedule, and probably not all recipes. But I do plan to keep writing. We'll have to see what comes outta my wheels...


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