Blending Fruits + Vegetables Into My Life

Lately I have been feeling a little sluggish, to say the least. I went all of last week without taking any walks at all, which is very unusual for me. Even after the weekend, I am still feeling tired. It’s beautiful and sunny here in Seattle, and all I want to do is crawl in bed. I am tired of feeling tired!

So, I decided today that I need to eat more fruits and vegetables and stop drinking so much coffee. I’m not sure if this has anything to do with my exhaustion, but it can’t hurt and it’s worth a try. I went to the store this afternoon to stock up on some greens and reds and yellows, and I came back unexpectedly with…. a blender! And not just any old blender. I splurged a bit and got the KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender, but I figure it’s an investment in my health. I’m a big smoothie fan. I crave them. And I usually just pick up an Odwalla or Naked Juice, but I know I am going to have a ton of fun coming up with my own blends and trying others’. Plus it will save me money in the long run and I’ll be filled with more nutrients. Bwahaha

And let’s be real here… I will also be able to make milk shakes and frothy chocolate milk and boozey beverages too! I feel bad for the guy in the apartment above me. He’s going to hear a lot of blending from here on out! Right this second, I am drinking a very basic blend of banana, plain yogurt, ice and honey. Yum! I must say, I do feel a burst of refreshment.

Do you have any special smoothie recipes? If so, please share!

green smoothie journeyfoot


  • Ice, lime juice, más tequila, a tad triple sec, and float with some gran mariner..

    Blend until ice is fine and tequila is strong.

    Happy blending.


    • Sara! You read my mind! I just sipped down the last drop of my green breakfast smoothie similar to this one. But I didn’t use romaine, celery, lemon or pear. I will def try it with these additions! Thank you!!


  • Last night I made a smoothie with spinach, green grapes, nonfat greek yogurt, pear and lime juice. YUM!


  • hmmmm….that first smoothie sounds like my kinda drink…lovin the tequila!!


  • About two months ago I finally admitted to myself that I was addicted to caffeine. During the work week I was drinking a venti iced soy green tea latte from Starbucks in the morning and a tall iced latte in the afternoons – not only was I wasting $8 a day on caffeine… but my body was starting to depend on it. If I didn’t get my fix I would feel sluggish. So I stopped cold turkey and after about a week of no caffeine started feeling big changes in my energy level for the better. On top of that this past weekend I started the Paleo diet – no bad carbs… just meat, vegetables, fruits and certain nuts…. holy shit I can’t believe how much energy I have now. the first few days are rough while your body detoxes but once you get through that you are golden. I’m allowing myself one cheat day a week so I wont be completely deprived of the things I love to eat. Go to smoothie: Mango, banana, blueberries, almond milk, ice. Happy blending!


    • Good for you Jack! My friend Sara is a big fan of the paleo diet too. I might just have to experiment. And yes, I spend way too much money on coffee!

      Your smoothie sounds awesome and I am definitely going to try it. I love mango!! Thanks!


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