Happy belated Canada Day! With our nation’s birthday falling on a Thursday this year, it means that many kind employers, including mine, have closed their doors today to allow us Canucks to enjoy a 4-day weekend. Coupled with my G20-related 4-day weekend last weekend, and next week where I’m taking Thursday and Friday off to be in a friend’s wedding in the Maritimes, I’m doing pretty well for time off! The rest of this weekend will be spent in the gym, the garden, and getting some Vitamin D on my rooftop patio 🙂
I made this little sip of heaven yesterday after the gym, and it was so good that I just have to share the recipe. It contains Sun Warrior protein (like most of my favourite smoothies) because it was a post-workout smoothie. But feel free to omit the protein if you don’t have any on hand or just don’t feel like you need it. I might suggest adding a pack of stevia powder if you do skip it since Sun Warrior is sweetened with stevia.
Key Lime Pie Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein
1/2 green apple, roughly chopped
1 lime – juiced and zested
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp spirulina (for colour)
1 cup ice
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until completely smooth. Enjoy!
Note: You can leave out the xanthan gum if you wish – it acts merely as a thickener. You could try replacing it with a tablespoon of chia seeds if you have them on hand. Also, if you want to make this extra decadent, try adding a tablespoon of coconut butter, or some avocado.
Finally, I’d be a bad blogger if I didn’t leave you with some photos from last week’s dessert creation day with Nelly. We made the raw tiramisu from Sweet Gratitude and it was unreal! Layers of chocolate and vanilla cream, sandwiched between espresso soaked cake layers, all topped with cacao powder. So good. The recipe requires many different steps, but none of them are particularly difficult. Try this one soon!