Tart Lemon Berry Smoothie

On Monday of this week, something terrible happened. I had one of those tell-tale oh crap I’m getting sick sneezes. I immediately went into hyper-panicked-prevention mode; no way would I be getting sick  for London. No way would I be sitting on an airplane for eight hours with a cold! I poured myself some Emergen-C, stuffed my face with some grapefruit, squeezed lemon into my water, and drank lots of it.

I also made myself a particularly beautiful smoothie!

Tart Lemon Berry Smoothie

makes one smoothie

1 C Raw Spinach

1 C Frozen Raspberries

1/2 C Frozen Blueberries

1 Lemon Soy Yogurt

1/4 C Soymilk

In a blender, combine all ingredients.

Blend until smooth, and enjoy!

The yogurt that I use is from Whole Foods and is made by Whole Soy & Co. The lemon flavor is absolutely addicting and is made with real lemons– I highly recommend it.

The berries are full of vitamin C and antioxidants, and the spinach is high in calcium, iron, and vitamins C, E, and K. Lemon, of course, also has plenty of vitamin C.

I swear by vitamin C when I feel like I’m coming down with a cold, and can attest to the fact that it definitely shortens the life of my colds.

No smoothies for me today! I’m busy exploring in London!


Super Fuel Choco-Raspberry Smoothie

This afternoon, I had a big task ahead of me… cleaning my room.

I like to pretend that I’m type A. With certain things, I am. I am much happier when things are clean and as organized as possible. Exhibit A: my closet. It is organized according to color. Brown, Beige, White, Grey, Black, and Navy are first because they are the neutrals. Next comes purple, then red, orange, yellow, green, and multicolor. See what I mean?

Can you tell that I don’t wear very much color? 😉

But once my room (or anything else, for that matter) gets just the tiniest bit messy, WHAM. Suddenly, it’s completely out of control.

So, because I do not want to come home to a messy house in two weeks, and because I need to be able to find my clothes in order to pack them, tonight’s task is cleaning my room.

In order to fuel this endeavor, I needed a serious smoothie. None of that mango two-ingredient pansy stuff (well, also… I’m out of mango.) It was time to call in the big guns.

Super Fuel Choco-Raspberry Smoothie

makes 1 serving


1 C Frozen Raspberries

1/2 C Chocolate Almondmilk

1/2 Scoop of Chocolate Vegetable Based- Protein Powder

1 Banana, in four chunks

Add ingedients to blender in the order listed and blend until smooth! Drink up for serious energy!

I then proceeded to have a photo shoot with myself and my smoothie. I’m not proud of it.

Apparently, I’ll do almost anything to avoid cleaning my room.

I just took another break to devour a vegan pizza from Ed’s. While it’s not spectacular vegan pizza, it is so nice to be able to order delivery!

Mel suggested we order vegan pizza for dinner at about noon today, and it was all I could think about all afternoon.

We may have eaten the whole thing.


Are you ready for the big reveal???

I feel a million times less stressed now that I can see the floor of my room. I still have a couple little things (like my desk and vanity) to get all the clutter out of, but my bed is made for the first time in months… so that’s a pretty good start.

Have a great weekend!

Easy Mango Smoothie

I have a wild love affair with smoothies. I am crazy about them. I could eat them for every meal. And while I’m all about fitting as many ingredients and nutrients into that glass of absolute godliness as possible, sometimes you just need to go back to basics.

Today it is so dreary in Philly. Cloudy, rainy, cold…  I was really craving summer. So to satisfy my need for sand and surf, I whipped up one of my favorite smoothies and — get this– using only two ingredients.

Blissful Mango Smoothie

Makes two servings


2 C Frozen Mango Chunks

1 C Soymilk

Put ingredients into a blender (or, if you are lucky enough to have one, use your immersion blender) until no chunks remain. This smoothie should be extremely thick. This can be difficult to achieve with a regular blender, so if you need to add more soymilk, add in 1/4 C increments.

I first created this ice cream like treat a few years ago, and it is my go-to on days when I’m feeling like I could use a little sunshine. Feel free to substitute the soymilk for your beverage of choice… this is also incredible with a splash of orange juice.

I promise you, if you like mango, you will fall head-over-heels in love with this. It’s so thick you can eat it with a fork… and while a Green Monster is great in so many ways, this Mango concoction will have you at “hello”.

And a question for you

What’s your go-to smoothie?

Your most creative smoothie?

xo Siri