In The Kitchen -- Summer Smoothie Time

With an impressive heatwave under our belt in California (my onboard thermostat actually hit one hundred and two last week!), I've been thrust straight into summer and smoothie mode. 

Nothing does hit the spot better in warm temps, and I've already got two mainstays on a loop -- one with papaya that I've been whipping up for years, and a newer green one that I can't seem to get enough of. 

They go like this...

{based on the green smoothie served at Cafe Luna}


1 handful Spinach 
1 handful Kale
1 Banana
1 cup Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
A few dashes of Cinnamon
1 scoop Protein Powder (or a superfoods powder)

Whirl it all in a blender, and voila -- iron, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, protein filled, fresh green glory deliciousness in a glass. 

Next up:

{my own concoction}

Half of a Papaya
1 Banana {use frozen if looking for a colder smoothie}
1 handful of raw Cashews (or swap for Pecans for another kind of yum)
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
A drizzle of Flaxseed Oil
3/4 cup Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)

Blend... pour... sip... and savor this healing, anti-aging, immune building, protein delivering, subtle, frothy, glass of mellowness.

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