Smoothies on the go

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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.

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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.

Smoothie on the go

Yield: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3 cups approx. frozen fruit mix
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Add banana, frozen fruit, and blueberries to blender
  2. Pour coconut water, coconut milk, and honey on top of the fruit
  3. Blend on the frozen setting on the Vitamix or on high until smooth
  4. Serve in an insulate mason jar

Notes

Use a powerful blender like a Vitamix to blend the frozen fruit.

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