Smoothie & Juice 101
Happy Friday! The sun is shining, it's going to be a beautiful day and we are excited for our organic friends to get their boxes today! Squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, grapes, melon, carrots, beets and lot's of other goodies are out for delivery right now! We can't wait to see what you get! Speaking of organic goodness, we are so excited to let our friend, Abigail Taft, local Cleveland nutritionist and healthy lifestyle blogger share some of her gorgeous juice & smoothie recipes with us today! We love hearing from others on their favorite parts of Perfectly Imperfect Produce, using their voice to advocate for eliminating food waste. If you know Abby, you know she is a smoothie queen, so why not let her shine some light on our newest boxes- our smoothie & juicing boxes! If you're wondering the ins and outs of smoothies and juice, Abigail has written a 101 article talking health benefits of both, how to utilize both veggies and fruit in your smoothies and the secret veggie ingredient to getting a super thick smoothie. (spoiler alert// it's frozen cauliflower!) Here are a few of our favorite things she's been blending up! You can find her full recipes on her website, here.
Ingredients makes 1 smoothie 1 cup fresh spinach or kale 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (you can add more/less depending on your preferred consistency/thickness) 1-2 tbsp nut butter of choice (peanut butter is my favorite) 1/2- 3/4 cup frozen blueberries (can sub raspberries or strawberries) ½ - 1 cup frozen organic cauliflower (you can add more/less for desired consistency) Optional protein: Greek yogurt, chia seeds, plant-based protein powder, collagen powder + Optional toppings: shredded coconut, granola, nuts, bee pollen Directions Place all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy immediately.
Ingredients makes 1 smoothie
1-1.5 cups fresh spinach
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (you can add more/less depending on your preferred consistency/thickness)
2 tbsp nut butter of choice (peanut butter is my favorite)
1 small frozen banana
½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup frozen organic cauliflower (you can add more/less for desired consistency)
Optional: Granola for topping!
Place all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy immediately.
For a chance to win a free smoothie or juicing box, be sure to check Abigail's instagram out, @spoonfulofabby, for a giveaway later today. Be sure to reach out to her- she's a wealth of knowledge, and can make a smoothie combo out of your dreams! Have a great weekend, Friends! We can't wait to see what you whip up in the kitchen- so be sure to tag us on instagram, @perfectlyimperfectproduce. Thanks for another great week!
Abigail Taft is a nutritionist and healthy lifestyle blogger based in Cleveland. She spent 3 years studying nutrition in NYC until moving to Cleveland last summer to complete her dietetic internship at the Cleveland Clinic and master's at Case Western Reserve University. She shares clean, simple recipes, nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips through her social media brand, Spoonful of Abby. Abby has a private nutrition practice, Abigail Taft Nutrition, where she works with clients on weight management, mindful eating and developing healthy habits.