bonus smoothie recipe #3– purple flamenco

purpleflamencoone last freebie smoothie recipe to get your new year off to a healthy start.  this one was inspired by joia soda.  originally, i’d added beet to this recipe and the first time i made it, i put in an entire 1 inch knob of ginger.  um, yeah.  a bit too much kick.  i tried it again with just a light shaving of ginger and it was still barely drinkable (and i’ve drunk a bunch of not-so-great smoothies).  i chalked it up to maybe not liking ginger in my smoothies and asked a few people who do like ginger if they liked the smoothie and they both came back saying the beet flavor was too strong, so i gave it one last try without the beet.  too late to add it to the book, i’d finally found the right recipe.  so here it is for you.  happy new year!

purple flamenco smoothie

1 c. pomegranate juice

1 tbsp. almond butter

ginger (as much or as little as you can stand)

1/2 c. frozen blackberries

(optional: large handful frozen kale if you want a vegetable.)

blend together until smooth.  add more blackberries if too thin, more pomegranate juice if too thick.

on a side note:  i’m doing a smoothie workshop at my library this saturday (january 4) at 2:00.  locals–come on over and have some free samples!  still a few copies of my book (paper or digital) available in my etsy shop…

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