Oranges are a fabulous source of Vitamin C. I remember being a small child and hinting at the possibility of having a sore throat and my mom immediately busted out the oranges, orange juice, Vitamin C capsules and cut out all milk and cheese from my diet.
But here's the thing, not everyone is cut out to have straight oranges or orange juice every time they're feeling a little hoarse or need a little extra Vitamin C. Even if you love oranges and think you could eat them all day every day, I promise you will reach your breaking point.
SO next time you or a loved one needs vitamin C think about making them a smoothie featuring oranges and or orange juice instead of forcing the fruit straight down. After all, variety is the spice of life.
...will keep the doctor away! Part of the reason apples are so good for you is because they are a great source of fiber and vitamin C.
There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide. The top nine variety's are grown in Washington state; Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink, and Cameo. The most popular variety being Red Delicious - 48% of apples grown in Washington are exported to other countries!
You can eat them raw, cooked, in desserts and my personal favorite - in Smoothies!
Head over to the Apples page to learn more about their growing season, how to pick the best apple, freeze them for future use and smoothie recipes featuring apples.
It has been two years since I started this site. I have gotten a lot done, made a lot of changes and slacked off at times. One thing's for sure: I have had a lot of smoothies.
This site started as a way to force myself to measure and track my smoothie recipes. I used to just throw things together into the blender that I knew or figured would work together. It worked about 96.4% of the time.
The problem was not ever being able to replicate the smoothie. Sure, I could get close using the same ingredients and approximate amounts. There were those times that they turned out to be perfectly blended masterpieces, but I couldn't replicate them because nothing was measured.
So The Smoothies 101 was born.
I have learned a lot about having a website and creating recipes. I have improved my photography a lot. Now there are some photos smoothie recipes here that are just embarrassing. I plan on re-making those recipes and getting some better shots.
Now one of the more exciting changes I have ever done is coming. The Smoothies 101 now has a logo. Check it out here.
In my opinion, it really captures things perfectly for the site. Fun colors and font. The smoothie cup with a straw poking out. You should be seeing the logo on the logo on the site within the next few days. Tell me what you think of it in the comments below.
I'm proud of it. Just like this site. It has taken a lot of effort and I think that there are a lot of awesome recipes on the site now. But I am a bit of a partial judge, being the creator of it all.
Hopefully I can continue to update and improve the site with useful content and tasty recipes.
Thanks for visiting and all your support.