A blue algae smoothie filled with detoxifying spirulina, chia seeds, and blueberries. Hello, summer bod.
Hands down, my blog is known for indulgent desserts. Things like salted caramel brownies and cookies and cream macarons. And I’ll be the first to admit that I love those desserts down to the last bite.
But because my days are filled with cakes, cookies, and chocolate, in my “real” life I balance these things out with a pretty healthy lifestyle. I work out almost every day, doing a mixture of yoga, HIIT training, and cardio. I eat mostly vegetarian (though every once in a while, this girl loves her hamburgers). And I start almost every morning with a smoothie.
This summer, my go-to smoothie has been this Blue Lagoon smoothie: a blend of Greek yogurt, blue-green algae, blueberries, chia seeds, and coconut. I love it because it doesn’t feel heavy in the morning. There’s no crash like you get from cereal. And there’s no cooking involved! Just a little toss toss and a boop bop in the blender and you’re done.
Spirulina, or dried blue-green algae, is a fantastic source of B vitamins, as well as iron and manganese. It contains all of the essential amino acids, making it rich in protein. And it’s a pretty awesome color. I got mine in the bulk section of the grocery store, making it super inexpensive (I love the bulk section with all my heart).
OK, now let’s talk about the other star in this smoothie equation: the blender. I’m super stoked to be partnering again with Wolf Gourmet.
I partnered with Wolf Gourmet back in April, making Sunday Meatballs using one of their sauté pans. I was blown away at the quality of the pan — my onions browned more evenly than ever, and my meatballs seared to perfection.
Now I’m back at it again, this time creating a recipe with their uh-mazing high-performance blender. Not only does it blend things to a speed of 210 mph (Whoa, Nellie), but it also has programmed settings like ice crush, puree, and, of course, smoothie. And its interactive LCD screen has a built-in timer, so you can get a reliable consistency every time you use it.
What are you waiting for? Let’s smoothie!
Guest author Sarah Fennel: It all began in 2010 when one homesick-for-mom’s-cookies college student decided to blend her love of photography with her insatiable sweet tooth. What started off as a way to document my mom’s recipes quickly became Broma Bakery. Since 2010, I’ve inhabited 8 different kitchens, kicking off in NYC, pit-stopping in my hometown, landing myself in various not-so-classy student apartments in Ann Arbor, MI, living in my dream loft, and most recently moving to Detroit. Within that time, I transferred colleges and subsequently graduated (NYU-University of Michigan), worked as a marketing manager for a restaurant group, found the love of my life, went from despising yoga with a burning passion to being a huge fan (Namaste), got some cool publicity on my little blog, and ate a ton of sugar. I’m currently working full time on Broma Bakery in my tiny kitchen.
Craft what you crave with the Wolf Gourmet high-performance blender.It offers complete control for complex recipes and pre-programmed settings for one touch smoothies and soups. Infinite speed control and quiet design are just the beginning.
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