The late afternoon sun is pouring through our windows, flooding my work perch and reminding me of how long it’s been since lunch. Now that we’re on the tail-end of our week’s worth of produce, making a smoothie snack calls for a bit of improvisational scrounging (though admittedly, improvisation is always part of my cooking style).
I gathered a few items likely to match with each other, resulting in this:
Smoothie ingredients in the Vitamix, ready for blending.
|2 medium apples||I used organic Fuji apples this time.|
|1 handful strawberries||These were getting a bit overripe in the fridge, but they were great for smoothies.|
|2 handfuls cranberries||Pulled from the stash of fresh cranberries we just froze.|
|1 handful dried cherries||Grabbed a bunch from the muesli reserve — handy to have dried fruits for a low-produce day like today!|
|1 handful dried goji berries|
|1 handful raw walnuts|
|dash whole flax seeds|
|dash chia seeds||This reminds me of tiny boba or berry seeds. If you don’t care for that texture, leave out the chia.|
|1 tablespoon mango sorbet||Scraping the bottom of the barrel of that leftover sorbet I used in my last smoothie recipe!|
|1–2 cups almond milk||1 cup resulted in a fairly thick drink, the way I like it. Use a bit more if you prefer yours thinner.|
Apple, cherry, walnut, cranberry smoothie: a quick and tasty pick-me-up.