While at the BlogHer food conference this past May, I stumbled upon the greatest tumblers. These Aladdin Mason Tumblers are perfect for sipping smoothies on the go. What’s better than a redesign on a mason jar? They are a double insulated mug with handle and a screw on top and a straw. The straw by the way has a little fat part at the end so that it can’t pull out of the top! What a brililant idea. The tumblers come in great fun colors-I’ve seen colored mugs as well as tops, contrasting lids, and straws. You could definitely come up with a lot different color combinations. I’ve even found sets at Costco-the perfect place to get lots of them for a party.
I could see hosting a fun brunch with make your own smoothies. These Aladdin Mason tumblers would be the perfect favor. Everyone would have a great cup to use at the party. A white pen might be nice to mark the lids or tie a ribbon or tag around the handle for name tags. Just don’t forget a washing station so that they are clean at the end.
We drink a smoothie every morning for breakfast. Some mornings they are a bit more creative than others. Key ingredients for me are a banana, frozen fruit, coconut water, and coconut milk. Sometimes yogurt gets thrown in, sometimes a bit of honey, maybe peanut butter, or on a rare occasion now days some protein powder. My Vitamix is my go to tool to making a smooth smoothie. I love how easy it is to blast through frozen fruit with it. I do use it for a lot of other cooking but it’s certainly my go to for making our morning smoothies.
- 1 banana
- 3 cups approx. frozen fruit mix
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 tbsp honey
- Add banana, frozen fruit, and blueberries to blender
- Pour coconut water, coconut milk, and honey on top of the fruit
- Blend on the frozen setting on the Vitamix or on high until smooth
- Serve in an insulate mason jar
Use a powerful blender like a Vitamix to blend the frozen fruit.