Happy Tuesday, Noshers!
Today I’m excited to share my latest collaboration with Williams-Sonoma – I’m participating in Williams-Sonoma Juice Week! I looove Williams-Sonoma (if you follow me on instagram, you’ll know I did some impromptu Christmas shopping at W-S last weekend!). Additionally, my latest go-to breakfasts have been smoothies and juices, so this was definitely of interest to me. I make these recipes the morning of, so by necessity they are quick and easy. I’m not a morning person, so trust me – if I can do it, you can do it 🙂
This week‘s theme is “Juices That Bite Back,” and my default juice recipe definitely falls into that category. The “default” part of my recipe is kale, chia seeds, coconut water, and…..cayenne pepper! Yup, you heard that correctly. I always appreciate a bit of kick in my food, and cayenne pepper is supposed to give your metabolism a bit of a temporary boost (I don’t know if this is true or not, haha, but I’m standing by it). To this, I add whatever fruit I want – today I added mixed berries. The finished result – a berry bite smoothie, yum!
You will need:
Amounts are approximate, adjust to your taste!
- 1.5 cups baby kale or kale mix (I loooove organic girl’s i heart baby kale)
- 1.5 tsp chia seeds (I like Health Warrior White Chia Seeds)
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- Dash of cayenne pepper (I do about two quick dashes)
- 1 cup of mixed berries (I use Trader Joe’s Berry Medley)
Blend all of the above until smooth. Enjoy!
I don’t have a juicer, so I use my old reliable immersion blender – kinda an older, cheaper, different brand version of this. So does this make the finished product technically a smoothie instead of a juice? I really don’t know – in any case, it’s just good 🙂
Intrigued with the Berry Bite smoothie? Don’t take my word for it. Let me live vicariously through you – check out the juicers and blenders available at Williams-Sonoma and give it a try for yourself. If I had a Williams-Sonoma shopping spree, I’d probably spring for this Vitamix blender or this Hurom HG slow juicer (hey, a girl can dream, right??). Until then, my Old Reliable will have to do ;).
How do you add a kick to your food? What’s your favorite smoothie/juice recipe?