Tag: Smoothie of the Month

Smoothie of the Month: Frozen Peach and Ginger

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, July 1, 2014

Nothing says summer like fragrant, juicy peaches. Their sweet, tangy flesh also makes the ideal base for a variety of summer smoothies. Peaches have a subtle flavor that can easily be masked by stronger ones, so if you want the peach to shine, stick to ingredients that enhance their floral quality. Here, I add aRead more

Smoothie of the Month: Chocolate with Coconut and Mint

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, June 3, 2014

Refreshing, ice-cold and perfectly sweet, this drink is actually more like a shake than a smoothie. Made with nut milk and coconut ice cream, it has all of the components of a classic shake but without the dairy — although the coconut ice cream is so rich and creamy, you would never know.

Smoothie of the Month: Strawberry and Hemp Seed

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, May 6, 2014

A light strawberry smoothie is the perfect way to usher in spring and welcome warmer mornings. In this smoothie, hemp seeds take the place of nuts, creating a protein-rich smoothie that also provides a dose of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Smoothie of the Month: Mango with Turmeric

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, April 1, 2014

Have you noticed the recent proliferation of neon-colored drinks and teas popping up at local juice bars and health food stores? These tonics get their hue from turmeric and are often combined with citrus juice and something sweet to tame the spice. Turmeric’s properties have been widely used in ancient healing systems and now everyone’sRead more

Smoothie of the Month: Banana, Date and Cashew

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, March 4, 2014

Sweet and creamy with an exotic twist, this smoothie can double as a light dessert. Banana and cashews create the smooth base, while dates add a sweet caramel-like flavor and vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom give the drink an irresistible fragrance. The dairy-free smoothie is especially easy to put together, as you’re essentially making the nutRead more

Smoothie of the Month: Green Apple and Green Tea Breakfast Smoothie

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, February 4, 2014

Even diehard smoothie addicts are tempted to take a break from their blender in the dead of winter  — frozen fruit and crushed ice don’t feel quite the same when the temperatures plummet and the snow stays on the ground for days. This version of a smoothie, made from warm, simmered apples, feels like comfortRead more

Smoothie of the Month: Pomegranate and Red Berries

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, January 7, 2014

When making a smoothie, it’s often a good idea to think about the color as well as the nutritional value and flavor of the final drink. Instead of throwing everything into the blender and ending up with an odd-colored smoothie that doesn’t taste much of anything, it’s helpful to stick to a theme. In thisRead more

Smoothie of the Month: Pear and Almond Milk

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, December 3, 2013

When the weather cools, it’s nice to have a seasonally inspired smoothie that’s not cold or frozen. Instead of being blended with lots of ice, this pear and almond milk smoothie is thickened with flaxseed. Soaking the seeds creates a thick gel that not only adds body and a pleasantly nutty flavor to smoothies but,Read more