I’ve been a fan of Book of Yum’s blog since I first discovered it a few years ago. Sea is a prolific writer and when it comes to trying new recipes, she is an adventurer to beat the band. Her support of other bloggers became clearly evident when she began an Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger monthly event. The November event page can be found here.
This is my second time participating in the event and I’ve adopted Kim of cook IT allergy free. I’m not sure what I like more – her recipes or her lovely, friendly way of writing. When she writes, Kim makes you feel like you are her best friend and that is a good feeling indeed! I had the pleasure of meeting Kim at the blogher ’10 conference in San Francisco a few months ago. She is one of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve ever met! And check out her iPhone and iPad app – an amazing way to save and customize recipes to accommodate most Food Allergy needs.
You might think it odd that I would choose one of Kim’s smoothie recipes, given the other delectable recipes she has blogged about (especially her recent post featuring her Cinnamon Icebox Shortbread Cookies – gluten free AND egg free – these are right up my alley.) But I just have to balance all of the sweets I’ve been eating (and will probably continue to eat through the end of this month) with some healthy eats.
Check out Kim’s Berry Green Smoothie. And hold on there just a minute. You’re probably thinking that a smoothie with green stuff in it couldn’t possibly taste good. Think again. This is a major homerun. I made my smoothie with collard greens and they were not the least bit evident, I swear. But man oh man, think of all the good it’ll do your body to include them in your pretty pink smoothie.
This recipe is very flexible. For example, I didn’t have any organic cherries so I subbed cranberries. I used goat’s milk kefir and it added a delightful tartness to the smoothie. I used regular honey, not raw honey.Â I also like my smoothies on the thinner side so I added a cup of liquid (water was my choice), a tip which Kim recommends in the recipe in order to achieve your desired consistency.
Go forth. And while you do, have a smoothie or two. It’ll help balance out all the sweets you too might be eating this month!