Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Smoothie Series (cont.)

Day 2 of The Smoothie Series is in full effect, and as I type I am sipping on smoothie number 2 and it is DELISH! <- Dear Reader, when things are in all caps imagine me talking very loudly, but not obnoxiously (I hope). Kind of like what a gold miner in 1849 would sound like when he strikes it rich and hollers "Eureka!" Something like that, although I do not have a white beard so don't imagine that part. 

With the magically warm weather that has been embracing Southern California as of late I have taken to my newest and most favorite hobby in all the land: Paddle Boarding. I am obsessed with it, I can't seem to stay out of the ocean long enough to earn more money so I can rent the board. <-Warning slight exaggeration is taking place. Now paddle boarding takes a fair amount of muscle strength, and all the swimming that happens when I leap from my board into the water is also requiring a lot of muscle strength. Enter the infamous swimmers cramp! Ultimate charlie horse disaster! And enter the need for extra potassium... operation smoothie series, lack of sleep, lack of potassium in full effect. (Btw, I looked up the difference between 'affect' and 'effect' and I'm using the right one.)

Hey look its the manfriend and I paddle boarding :)
It is with potassium in mind that smoothie number 2 was created, and speaking of... did you know strawberries are extremely high in potassium??? Check out this link that has a grid of potassium rich foods: And check out this info about avocados packing a potassium punch: With this nutritional information in mind the "Perfect Potassium Punch" smoothie has been created!

Perfect Potassium Punch
serves 2, or 1 very hungry and potassium deprived individual

1 handful of ice
1 banana (ding-ding potassium source #1)
6-7 strawberries (ding-ding potassium source #2)
1/2 an avocado (ding-ding potassium source #3)
1/4 cup cacao powder (ding-ding potassium source #4)
1 tablespoon agave
1 cup non-dairy milk

Once again, the joy of all joys about smoothies is the effortless prep and execution. Dump all these blessedly delicious ingredients into your blender. Blend, pour in cup, drink up (use a straw if you feel fancy). I topped mine off with a few cacao nibs for some extra pah-zazz. Note, for those of you that are a little wary of the avocado in your smoothie just do it (unless you are allergic), you will be happy you did. 

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I'll take the avocado smoothie challenge. I've never used an avo in my smoothies... actually, never than slicing it and eating it with sandwiches, salads, etc. or guacamole. Thanks for the post!