Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tri-Layer Blackberry Smoothie

Mmmmm... nana nicecream!! I'm drooling just writing the words.  If you haven't tried freezing and blending bananas into awe inducing goodness then get ready to change your life!  This stuff is so good that you'll find yourself eating bowls of this low fat ice cream alternative all day long!  Yes, you can eat ice cream for breakfast!  Since frozen bananas play center stage in most smoothies, hello emulsifier, then breakfast is the perfect time to fruit up your nice cream.  I don't know what it is about smoothies, fruit smoothies, kale smoothies, banana smoothies, whatever it is, it makes me feel good.  When I start the day with a smoothie, the whole day is better, I'm mentally sharper, have more energy and all around feel a profound sense of wellness.  Perhaps it is the serotonin inducing effects of the bananas (yes, bananas make you bliss out) but I just love it!  This picture pretty much sums up my thoughts about smoothies in the a.m. :

So shine on!!  What better way to feel happy and look good (blackberries are loaded with antioxidants) than to have a huge jug of my Tri-Layer Blackberry Smoothie!! 

 ♡ I've topped my tri-layer goodness with sweet pea flowers that I collected, goji berries (yay superfoods!), blackberries and coconut!  A quick tip: Remember to freeze your bananas without a peel and chop in 1/4 pieces so they are easy to blend ♡

 Bottom layer is nana nicecream
○ 2-3 frozen bananas
○ 1/4 cup coconut cream

Middle layer is blackberry
○ 3 fr
ozen bananas
○ 1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries
○ 2 Tbsp. maca powder
○ 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

 Top layer is nectarine whip
○ 1 nectarine, rough chop
○ 1/2 frozen banana
○ 2 Tbsp. coconut cream
○ 2 Tbsp. water
Start with the bottom layer, add ingredients to blender and process until smooth and creamy.  Pour into your glass or mason jar.  Melting will happen very quickly on a hot day so stick in the freezer while you make additional layers.  Repeat blending process for each layer and add on until all three layers are poured into the jar.  Garnish with whatever your heart desires!  Enjoy the smoothie and bliss ride of goodness, good health, and a tummy full of fruit! 

For additional bliss, try some a.m. yoga!  Back bends open the heart to the universe, stimulate blood flow, and increase the oxygen to your brain.


Stay sharp, stay strong, and always stay true to the good vibes!  Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting the Venturing Vegan blogosphere!!  ♡  ♡  ♡

I feel very blessed to live at the beach and wake up to moisture rich salty air, waves crashing, and beach flowers ♡ I love to share these moments of joy with you all!


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