Friday, March 27, 2015

A Super Green Smoothie

Ok so I'm not really super health conscious but I like to attempt to eat healthily. I'm completely addicted to Pinterest these days and have come across so many recipes for avocados and smoothies. I recently got a bunch of avocados and am getting tired of having them just one way- on toast with sea salt. Found lots of great avocado recipes on Pinterest (see here) including more than a few yummy smoothies.

To me that sounded like a fantastic way to get more fruits and veggies in without trying too hard. After researching extensively to try to find one combining ingredients I had in my fridge I found several but none had all I was looking to combine. So the little genius I am decided to combine several recipes and kind of come up with my own. It tastes really good but I think maybe more avocado might be nice.

Try it for yourself and let me know what you think. By all means tailor it to your dietary needs and/or use what you have hiding in that fridge of yours.

  • ½ c almond milk, coconut milk/water, or plain yogurt (I used vanilla almond milk)
  • lime juice
  • ¼ avocado, pitted
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 kiwi, chopped
  • ½ cucumber, peeled or not
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ice

Optional Ingredients:
  • handful spinach or kale
  • 1 apple and/or pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 banana
  • handful green grapes
  • ½ mango, cored and chopped
  • 3-4 slices pineapple, cored and chunked
  • cilantro or parsley (help get heavy metals out of your body)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

How to Make:

  1. Place liquid, avocado, spinach in a blender. Blend on low speed until smooth.
  2. Add celery, pear, apple and herbs and blend at high speed.
  3. Add banana, pineapple, and lime juice and end with frozen fruit or ice and chia seeds (if using)
  4. Blend on high speed until smooth
  5. Transfer into tall glasses

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Remember a Visionary- The Tweeted Version

With the passing of Apple visionary and fmr CEO Steve Jobs I thought it only fitting to post tweets about him, his death, and the impact he left on this world. If you have any words to describe what Jobs meant to you or if you think everything he did has no impact and this is just overrated please comment on this post!

*These tweets come from only verified accounts and the occasional few from fans.
All tweets are from the same acct unless otherwise noted before the tweet.*

: Statement from Jobs' family: "Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family" | (via )
Apple CEO Tim Cook: Steve Jobs' "spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple" | (via )
WATCH: Steve Jobs' career in two minutes |
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: "Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend" | (via )
Google's Sergey Brin: "Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product" |
A sign outside of a Manhattan Apple store.
President Obama: "Steve was among the greatest of American innovators" | (via )
Google's Larry Page: "He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance" | (via )
The world-changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted | (via )
Disney CEO Robert Iger: "Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started" | (via )
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang: "Steve was my hero growing up" |
Steve Jobs at Apple: Master inventor, master marketer | (via )
Top 10 Apple moments |
Steve Jobs, the TIME interviews | (via )
Our official obit: "Technology's Great Reinventor: Steve Jobs (1955–2011)" |
The 10 products that defined Steve Jobs' career at Apple | (via )
: The world is a less smart, elegant and insanely creative place tonight. Farewell, Steve Jobs.
"The world is immeasurably better because of Steve." Read more of Apple's statement on |
: PHOTOS: The long, extraordinary career of Steve Jobs |
Steve Jobs' TIME covers |
Twitter's Dick Costolo: Jobs didn't "just raise the bar," he created "an entirely new standard of measurement" |
: challenged 's rivals to build better products. It's thanks to him we're where we are today.
: Key dates from the life and work of Apple visionary Steve Jobs:
: Steve Jobs: From dropout to Apple visionary
: Steve Jobs gave us Apple. Now you go plant your seeds and grow our own Fruit!
@SFGate: Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford commencement address captured spirit of a legend. Watch it here:
@GOOD: What Apple needs to do to survive without Steve Jobs' vision.
: Steve jobs..the genius maestro of our times; the man who made one thing crystal clear that truly an apple a day helps keep d madness away★
: I want to put a ding in the universe. Steve Jobs ---> And he did ... RIP 1955- 2011
: Tim Cook's email to Apple employees
: AppleInsider | Microsoft's Gates, Disney's Iger & more comment on passing of Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs: “Death Is The Destination We All Share” 
RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Steve Jobs, Apple’s Visionary, Dies at 56
: New York Mayor Bloomberg: "America lost a genius who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein" |

Friday, September 09, 2011

You Are Not Alone!

Tomorrow September 10th is Suicide Awareness Day. You might not know someone personally who have committed suicide, but I am sure you have heard about someone who has. Yellow is the color of suicide prevention. For one-day let's all stop thinking just about ourselves and start thinking about others, too. Wear yellow and/or write "You're not alone" on your arm to show people they are not alone in this world and you are here to help. Suicide is a tragic death. People around you that you do not even know could have tried ending their life at one point, or more then once. All I am asking is for one day please wear yellow and show people they are not alone! Post this on facebook, twitter, everyone... help spread the word around the world! You are never alone, even if you feel like you are. God will always be there to listen, Whether you believe in Him or not, He will always be there!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dream As Big As You Can

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is a very important day in American History. The History Channel and Florida's Natural posted about today on their facebook pages. The new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial was unveiled this week in Washington, D.C., and today is Dream Day- the day that marks the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Find out more about the civil rights hero here:

In honor of Dream Day and MLK, Jr., what is your greatest dream? If you could do one thing to change the world, what would it be? What steps can you take to achieve your dream?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fun w/ Hurricane Irene

It's obviously no fun being in the brunt of a hurricane, but who says we have to be bored? Let's create our own hurricane party mix in honor of Irene..what songs should be included? Let's keep it completely themed. But don't be afraid to be creative and have fun with it. E.g. change the lyrics to a song to make it fit, change the title, etc. Check out my other blogs, my twitter, and Rockin Rita's Blogs for more! Check out the following twitter hashtags: #hurricanemix #huricanemusic, #huricanemusicmix #hurricanepartymix #irenemix #mixforirene #replacesongnamewithirene #replacesongtitlewithirene #hurricaneirene

Let's start w/ Kentucky Rain.