Friday finds…

smoothie

I’ve been hearing about spinach smoothies for quite some time now and they have ignited my curiosity. I love fruit smoothies — and drink them regularly — but I wondered if you could really combine fruit and veggies into a drinkable concoction.

Well, I found out you certainly can — and I have a new obsession!

After some experimentation, my favorite combo to date contains spinach, cucumber, pineapple, blueberries and fresh ginger, all combined with greek yogurt, vanilla, almond/coconut milk and a drip of maple syrup. I add ground chia seeds for fibre and Omega 3s.

The result out of the blender is tasty, filling, healthy and oh so refreshing on a warm summer’s morning. You don’t taste the spinach at all and the cucumbers and ginger give the smoothie a fresh, light taste. There are myriad combinations to try — and tons of recipes on the web. But why not start with your favorites and play a little?

niah and buttercup

I’m not the only one who has been discovering things. We’ve been visiting the grandkids.

At the ages of 2 1/2 and almost 7, discovering things defines their very existence. The finds can be big or small or in-between, but they’re all important and joyous and fascinating — and essential to their growth and learning.

Many mid-life adults yearn for children to take after them, but really, if we’re smart and want to stay youthful, we will strive to take after them. Becoming passionate about photography has made me feel like a kid again.

When I focus my lens on the world around me, I get very curious. I wonder, I explore, I experiment. I notice much more and see familiar things in a new way.

Once I’ve recorded an image, I love looking at it again and seeing even more deeply into it, asking myself why it captivates me  — and observing even more. There are endless keys to yourself embedded in your images. Realizations in turn infuse future images — it’s a wonderfully exciting spiral of discovery that can go on and on and on — if you want it to.

Linking up with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.

kim klaxon dot com

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17 thoughts on “Friday finds…

  1. Love the look of that smoothie. I used to be great about making them but haven’t for ages – you’ve inspired me to start again, and be a bit more adventurous with my ingredients! I so agree with you about photography – it’s a whole new world of discovery. Great post. 🙂

  2. I love what you say about the sense of youthfulness, particularly in being curious. Sounds a lot like me too.
    Hey, my husband and I used to drink smoothies pretty much every day but that was at least 10 years ago. We did it for about 2 years though and eventually we began having them less and less. It’s been ages since we’ve had them. Well, the occasional one — maybe once a year — a far cry from what we used to do. You’ve got me thinking I should give them a try again!

  3. I don’t know it might be the cucumber that would throw it off for me. I would try a sip thought, just not sure I would want to make a whole one for myself.

  4. I enjoy myself out and about looking at all things around me — hoping to capture the uniqueness… yummy – I’ll have to try it this week end — granddaughter is a cutie — love that photo of her holding a flower – cool!!
    Hugs

  5. Happy Friday, Sherry! Your smoothies sound yummy. We’re not big smoothie fans around here but you’ve piqued my curiosity. {So nice to see you at ‘Camper’, too.}

  6. I am a fan of veggies mixed with fruit. In Singapore one of the most popular drinks is an ABC – Apple Beet Carrot. Yummy and healthy. Fun post!

  7. This photo is really wonderful. I like what you said about being more like children and enjoying the wonders all around us.

    The smoothie doe sound refreshing. I should try one. Oatmeal every morning gets a bit boring!

  8. Beautiful photos, Sherry! I love fruit smoothies, but have never tried mixing them with veggies either. I think I will give it a try 😉

  9. Your smoothie sounds great…i make them for my Grandson because he doesn’t like fruits or vegetables…and he only like a Mango smoothie…I’m going to experiment with yours…
    Have so much fun with the Grandchildren.

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