I know talking about smoothies right now, since it is currently so autumn, is a bit like talking about all-day beef stew in the smouldering heat of summer.
But let’s be real here.
For some of us, namely the us in the Southern US, it’s still reaching the high 80’s every day.
And yes, it’s time for me to dig deep into my bag of Jedi mind tricks to convince myself (by way of cranking my AC down) that it is fall and there are crunchy red, yellow, and orange leaves out there somewhere, drifting to the ground from a molting maple tree.
We’re approaching October, so apple and pumpkin recipes are on my to-do list (actually, round one is on a cooling rack as we speak. . .), and the food blogging world has me feeling like the slow kid in seventh grade fitness tests – flailing to keep up and to just not come in dead last.
Some people started posting pumpkin recipes in
I can’t say I’m totally horrified.
I love the fall – the real fall with cool mornings and cozy afternoons, turning foliage and smoky bonfires, the smell of winter as it threatens to snow on Halloween, and of course the food. . . .
So yes, I too will be posting recipes with aforementioned autumn fruits.
Until then, to me, it’s still September.
(Well, if we’re being technical here, it actually IS September. . . .)
We’re still doing the school morning shuffle.
Some folks out there are only into week three of the school year.
We’re still taking efforts to make healthy morning food easy and convenient.
A big batch of berry smoothie on Sunday = lots of pre-made little berry smoothies for the week ahead.
We’re freezing them in 5 ounce disposable cups, with parchment paper “lids” crafted by little pre-school fingers. Trace the top of the cup, snip with scissors, and leave a little tab.
Thirty seconds, no mess, and you’re ready to slurp (or spoon) your smoothie.
Recipes for smoothies are a little silly, aren’t they?
I’ll add one below just in case this is your first rodeo with the blended berry bevvy.
Our combo however, is really a toss-it-all-in-and-whir-it-till-it-looks-good strategy.
Oh – and totally off-topic.
This happened when I went to review my smoothie shoot:
Why are people always posting photos of their feet?
These my friends, are my feet.
That’s what they look like pretty much every day.
Unless I’m wearing other shoes. . . .
Or my toes are painted another color. . . .
Under those circumstances, I’d have to post more pictures of my feet to show you those things.
Heeeeeeeeeeeey. . . . I think we might be on to something here. . . .
PS – Like the carpet?
We’re totally into shag around here. . . .
Let’s make some smoothies.