I love smoothies, they are probably one of my most favorite sweets to consume, and favorite ways to eat fruit. My smoothies are made out of whatever I have in my freezer.
No unnecessary fillers
No banana (I’m allergic)
No milk, yogurt, soy milk, or tofu
No ice, it just waters it down
Directions: I only like all fruit smoothies. I freeze almost all my fruit. By freezing the fruit I have no need for added ice or other thickeners. I don’t measure anything (waste of time), I just put it in the blender. The one draw back to this is that they tend to always taste the same, just a blend of everything, never a dominate flavor, but I don’t mind it. Sometimes I will add some extra of something to give it more of that flavor.
The fruit I commonly like to use:
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and any other berries
Apples, peaches, pears
Watermelon or other melons. It helps to use melons as a juice source for the smoothie, or macerate them and freeze them into cubes if you want them to be incorporated that way.
Some special fruit: Frozen açaí, or pomegranate jewels are always nice to add.
It’s also nice when Angel has extra fresh fruit in the fridge.
Added: Ground flax seed, wheat germ, and hemp protean powder, and a little cinnamon(little goes along way).
Liquids: I like to normally use plain apple or orange juice. Sometimes fancy juice blends.
I also freeze leftover smoothie or other fruit juice in ice cube trays to make little smoothie starters.
Serving: The consistency of the smoothies is normally nice and thick, so you have to use a spoon for it. I like to serve them in wide glass cups, or my trusty Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Pints. Or, when I’m on the go, my Klean Kanteen Insulated Thermos.
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Tagged bicycle, bike, eugene, food, iPhone, Oregon, photo, vegan, vegetarian, video
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Last night was Pizza Night at our house. I made a short time-lapse video of making the pizza with the GoPro camera. I love making pizza and we have been using Daiya, and pineapple to top our pizza lately, which is great. But as you can see in the photo, we also love just sauce covered pizza, and even our bread stick style, just olive oil and salt. It’s always fun to make homemade pizza.
Angel and I have already started playing around with the GoPro HD HERO we just got. We tried the Time Lapse Photography feature out as Angel made soup yesterday. It was a lot of fun. We set the camera up on a shelf, taking 485 photos over the course of an hour, at a rate of every 10 seconds. We compiled the photos together and made this nice little video. Enjoy!
This is just one fun thing that we are able to do with the camera. The Time Lapse Photography feature allow photos to be taken every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds. I think we will be able make a lot of fun videos with this feature.
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For those of you in the Pacific Northwest you probably already know about Dave’s Killer Bread. Dave’s makes the finest bread you can buy at the grocery market (only available in states on the west coast or mail order). All Dave’s breads are organic, whole grain, choose the best ingredients(all kosher and vegan), and are baked right outside of Portland, OR. Their slogan is “Just say no to bread on drugs!”. The bread has NO artificial flavors or preservatives. My favorites are the Good Seed for toast and peanut butter sandwiches, and the Blues Buns are great for making the perfect Boca Burger. They have lots to choose from and I have never been disappointed by any of their bread.
Something those of you who already love Dave’s might not know yet is Dave’s has recently come out with bagels called Good Seed Halos. The other day, looking at the store, we came across the Halos and wanted to try them. I am a person who eat a bagel almost every day. I tend to choose the cheaper bagels or whatever on sale but I love all the Dave’s products so I had to try them right away. They come in a 4 pack for $5.19, which is a bit pricey. Each bagel is large (3.8oz) each in a comparison to the store brand bagels being 3oz (Fred Meyer/Kroger Brand). Each Good Seed Halo is nutrient packed, covered with lots of seeds just like the Good Seed Bread making them amazing.
I tried the bagels toasted with Adams Peanut Butter, Earth Balance, and Tofutti Better the Cream Cheese. With all of these the bagels were amazing. I enjoyed it so much I had a second bagel right away. The bagels are soft, toast well, and have great flavor. These are the best bagels I have ever had.
Read Dave’s Killer Bread Good Seed Halos Full Press Release HERE
Heres a fun video for the Blues Buns
Here are some more photos from the past couple days. Had a lot of good days, and photos to go along with them.
From a bike ride up to Skinner’s Butte
From outside of UofO on our bike registration trip.
Angel and I
Taking some photos by the river
A nice man on a tall bike rode by us on a walk
Buzz-sawing a cup
Eating sour patch kids
We made wonderful Boca burgers and corn
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I picked up some elephant garlic the other day at the store to make some great garlic bread with a loaf ciabatta. I roasted 1 clove in foil for just over half an hour. The clove became super soft. After that I put olive oil on the bread, and cut into the clove. The knife cut through it smoothly like I was cutting warm butter. I spread it on top of the ciabatta and sprinkled a little salt over the top. I put it under the broiler for just under 5 minutes, and it was perfect.
Three large cloves to each bulb.
The cloves are larger then most entire bulbs of garlic.
The garlic just baked in the foil in its juices and was perfect.
The bread was perfectly toasted on the top.
The meal was perfect. Yes, all I ate was the garlic bread. It had a really good taste to it, not a strong garlic flavor.