I'm thirty. Thirsty for this Paleo Blackberry Mint Smoothie (or use basil in place of mint).
Mother's Day is this Sunday. Don't forget to call, visit, and hug everyone you need to. And remind the people who you know could use a reminder.
Sometimes it's tough to come up with a good Mother's Day gift, you know? I think most moms would prefer a heartfelt gesture rather than a gift, am I right? This year Mom, I would have made you a nice Paleo brunch- if you weren't so far away. Think Dad'll make it if I give him the menu? Chocolate Chia Mousse (make sure you use ground chia seeds because your blender doesn't have enough guts to grind it while mixing. You should really replace that. I just can't think of a good gift for you, hahaha)? But he'll have to make that Saturday night. I bet it would be amazing with bacon. Oh yeah, I was gonna try that actually. Damn! Now it's already out there and everybody knows before I could post it with sweet photos….
Right, what was I saying? I need that personal assistant again….
Oh, maybe he would make the Duck Egg Omelette for me to give to you? That's probably not gonna fly either. I got it. Today's recipe. I played with this one all day yesterday and today, playing with flavors and whatnot.
But before we get into that, can everyone please watch this video? No really, please watch it. World's Toughest Job applicant interviews.
I love you, Mom. Thanks for always being there for me and for doing all the thankless things that you've done over the years, for always being supportive in everything I do, for instilling us with the tools to make healthy food, and for being a tremendous role-model. By the way, this is your card this year, hehehe. E-hug!
There are lots of options for amazing substitutions and additions with this smoothie. Enjoy!
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk
- 3-4 large mint leaves (fresh) OR Thai basil leaves are also awesome in this smoothie (it was a close second place)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 – 1 cup spinach
- zest of 1/2 orange
- coconut whipped cream on top
- In a blender combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Seems like there should be more instructions based on all the effort I put into playing with flavors, so if you're making this for Mom on Mother's Day, find a fancy glass, top with whipped coconut cream, grate some dark chocolate over that, and garnish with mint (or basil) leaves.