missjunebug is late to the smoothie craze, but people smarter than she have finally convinced her it’s a fine way to fine tune her nutritional intake. She took the plunge on AmazonSmile.com (so a % of her purchase goes to One Acre Fund!) and selected a Vitamix Professional Series 300! What. a. machine!
In mere minutes missjunebug whipped up some coconut milk for future smoothies. It’s actually really easy to make your own coconut milk.
Here’s a simple recipe to try:
missjunebug’s Homemade Coconut Milk
Bring 3 cups of water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of unsweetened coconut. Stir and let the mixture rest for 10 minutes. Then Vitamix it until smooth (30-60 seconds!) Strain through a cheesecloth-lined strainer, squeezing out the last drop of milky goodness. Store in a glass jar in the frig for 3-4 days or freeze into cubes.
With that success under her little bug belt, missjunebug moved on to smoothie making! Fun times!
After reading a bunch of recipes, she decided just to wing it with this concoction.
missjunebug’s Completely Unoriginal Very Berry Smoothie
2 cups of Baby Romaine
1-2 cups frozen berry medley (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries)
3-4 ice cubes
1/2-3/4 cup coconut, almond, or soy milk. (you choose!)
Pour in 1/2 the milk. Then layer in the greens first, then the berries, then the carrot, topping with the ice cubes. Add milk to keep the Vitamix mixing until the smoothie is, well, smooth! Probably makes two servings, but mjb drank both!!
missjunebug may be late to the smoothie party, but she’s overcome her prejudice against pulverized greens and is ready to mix it up!!!