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Smoothie Sunday

April 17, 2011

As the self-proclaimed Smoothie Queen, it is my hobby/privilege/mission in life to create new concoctions to share with you.

My latest creation was inspired from the mound of nut butter packets that I have (or had) in my pantry from the awesome people at Artisana.

I carefully selected the walnut butter packet and giddily went to work on my new creation!

By the way, walnut butter is awesome!  This was the first time that I’ve ever tried it, and I instantly fell in love.

The “E” stands for  everything I feel about this smoothie: energized, excited, enthusiastic!

Oh yeah, it stands for “Erin” too.

Vanilla Walnut Smoothie

Ingredients (for 1 serving)
1/2 frozen banana
3 ice cubes
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon walnut butter (any nut butter would probably work)
Stevia (or sweetener of choice)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of kale (optional)
Dash of cinnamon (optional)

Toss everything in a mixer and blend until smooth!


I’m pretty sure that I say this every time, but this is one of my new favorite smoothies.  It was gone in sixty seconds flat!

Check out some of my other smoothies on my recipes page.  I have an addiction!

Something else to read: Top 30 Hydrating Foods

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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11 Comments
  1. April 17, 2011 9:11 AM

    This looks amazing! I love your cup! Loving the PINK ‘E’ , so cute!!!

    Hope your weekend was great! xoxo

    • April 17, 2011 10:54 AM

      I knew you’d pick up on the pink! 🙂 Have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. April 17, 2011 11:11 AM

    This looks SO good! I need some of those packets- adorable!

    • April 17, 2011 2:19 PM

      The packets are great, especially for traveling! I love to keep them in my purse when I am on vacation and going somewhere like Panera. I can whip them out and add them to a bagel. 🙂

  3. April 17, 2011 2:29 PM

    Loving the Tervis Tumbler – I use mine all the time for smoothies.

    I’ve never tried walnut butter, but I can imagine that it’s wonderful! 🙂

    • April 17, 2011 5:42 PM

      Walnut butter is sort of like almond butter. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did!

  4. April 18, 2011 12:13 AM

    Seriously yum! The combo of vanilla walnut sounds to die for! 🙂

  5. April 18, 2011 3:07 AM

    I need to get adventurous and try some of these! I’m such a creature of habit with my peanut butter (sometimes almond butter!), but maybe this is just the push I need to try a new smoothie combo! xo Oh, and I def have a smoothie addiction, too! Tonight when we got home from the lake, all I wanted for dinner was a smoothie! That’s what happens when I don’t get one for a day or two. Oh well, not such a bad vice. 😉 xo

    • April 18, 2011 7:57 AM

      I know what you mean. I’ve been wondering if I have developed an addiction! As you said, there could be worse things! 🙂

  6. Jill permalink
    April 22, 2011 12:39 AM

    Hi Erin,

    I was about to open my blog here at wordpress but i was attracted by your post All By Myself..and when I go into it..i found alot more impressive recipes. I love to cook too..and I know I can get alot of healthy recipes in your blog..

    More power and I will try one of your smoothies.. 🙂

    • April 22, 2011 8:23 AM

      Thanks for much for visiting. I am glad you found me! I really hope that you enjoy the recipes, and trust me, I’ll keep the smoothie ones coming. 🙂

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