Monday, February 7, 2011

Antioxidant Smoothie, aka My Failed Detox

Monday = Detox Time. Well, not really. Maybe I had a little wine Friday night, but that's the extent of it. Sometimes I'm old and boring at 25. Okay, okay, a lot of times. But I've got a recipe for you if you DO need to detox. Or even if you don't because this is so super-delicious.

It's this recipe, only halved and made creamy (plus a little more caloric):

Originally, I was going to do the 28-day whole-body detox I read about in Whole Living. I still think it's a good idea and would like to try it sometime, but I didn't even make it 24 hours because I didn't really try. But I did take some of the ideas to heart and tried some recipes. In the first six weeks of 2011, I've made this smoothie almost a dozen times. Oh. Em. Gee.

I do love Naked juice but it's expensive. And even when I have it, sometimes I want one of these for dessert. It's almost as good as ice cream and something like 120 calories.

You don't believe me, do you? Trust me: I'm addicted to cookies. Cookie addicts are totally trustworthy when it comes to these things. (I almost typed "coke addicts." I'd guess those are usually not trustworthy.)

Because it's a wee bit pricey, I only buy Pom juice on sale. Then I make three smoothies in a week and I'm out of pomegranate juice again.

Maybe that's why I failed at doing the detox thing. Moderation doesn't suit me well.

Cue Billy Joel:

Darling I don't know why I go to extremes
Too high or too low, there ain't no inbetweens
And if I stand or I fall
It's all or nothing at all
Darling I don't know why I go to extremes

Super-Delicious Smoothie

(makes 1 smoothie)
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/2 cup water
Yogurt to taste (I use fat-free plain, but vanilla full-fat is decadent)

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor. I use my Ninja, which was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law. I'm certain she gave it to us because it's called "Ninja," but it turns out this thing ROCKS. It's my super-duper-smoothie-machine now.

Drink it out of your favorite glass and look like a dork. Like this. And make sure to chew the seeds for fun, and to annoy the ever-living crap out of your husband. It's funny. He likes it. (Maybe.)

This would make a great breakfast, but you'd have to drink it at home and brush your teeth afterwards. Otherwise you'll have little black seeds in your teeth at work and be very embarrassed. So I stick to morning lattes instead.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Mark and I make these all the time! But we do use Naked juice, or whatever we have on hand. These are our 'healthy' dessert or our after-workout snack.