Exploring smoothies at Whole Foods!

NEWS | | April 29, 2013 at 11:03 am

Recently I attended a blogger event at Whole Foods that was born out of a Twitter conversation with a few friends. Isra was faking a pina colada (she decided to omit the one ingredient that I think makes it real – yeah the one you have to be 21 years old to buy) to get through our Nemo snowstorm and the Whole Foods in Cambridge (Fresh Pond) decided to kick it up a notch by inviting us over.  Now Whole Foods does not have to say twice “come on over” because they a (healthy) addiction in my home. I love the way they stand up against GMO’s and how they don’t have preservatives and artificial colors in their food.

Whole Foods is wicked smart (my kinda people) and did not call us to do a demo or read a spiel to us about their products. No sirree, these folks handed us a giftcard to cover ingredients and sent us off in their store to get ingredients for our own smoothies. Brands, take notice: if you want us to get to know your product, let us explore it at our own pace. Shopping for ingredients was fun but honestly shopping with a group of bloggers I call my friends, way more fun. Of course we are collaborators and decided to share ingredients since the recipe (in our head) would not call for the full container of it.

I don’t measure,… unless I bake. But I did take a quick photo of my ingredients so you could see it. Measurements are approximate and can be adjusted to your liking.

I used:

  • Baby Kale
  • Mint
  • Greek yogurt
  • carrots
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • pineapple
  • (frozen) strawberries – but fresh would have been fine too

I opted out of using a base juice, milk etc. I was nervous but it came out great. I did not add any sweetener and thought it was fine but feel free to adjust for your tastebuds. Also? I will be using this concoction to make freezer pops this summer!

My ingredients for my smoothie without a typical "base"

Leah and Isra ready to shop ingredients!

Into the blender we go...


Leah's ingredients, notice the Emergen C?


Emily's smoothie!

Leah's concoction!

Sharon's smoothie!

My smoothie sans a base or sweetener! Yum!

Sharon, Julia, Isra, me, Sharon, Jessica, Emily, Lori, Leah and Jean!

Disclosure: Whole Foods provided us with gift cards to purchase ingredients and provided us with gift bags to thank us for coming!

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