Sometime I use my super blender for good. To make the green juice that I've been keeping in the fridge for the boys and me would be one example. Lately it's been comprised of a few seedless tangerines (peeled), frozen pineapple and mango, whatever greens we have around like chard or spinach or collards or kale or some combination, and water. It's a great way to start the day and even picky Felix sucks it down.
Then it turned out that it was really more coffee than I originally thought so I totally made enough for both you and me except now it's all sitting in my belly. I'm pretty full. I wish I'd shared. But here's the recipe. I highly recommend you make some for yourself.
Coffee Date Walnut Frappe
If you don't have cold coffee lying around, a possibly even better way to go is to pour your fresh hot coffee over the pitted dates to soften for 5 - 10 minutes before blending.
makes: 3 cups
takes: 5 minutes
- 1 cup strong cold coffee
- 1 cup rice milk*
- 4 big dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup walnuts (or a small handful)
- 6 ice cubes
Seriously blend the coffee, milk, dates, and walnuts. No really, keep blending - get those dates and nuts really smooth. Now, add the ice and blend again until frothy and cold and the ice is well crushed.
(* Or almond or soy or whatever you prefer, but the thinness of rice milk is counteracted by the richness of the walnuts and just totally works here, even though it's not usually what I'd put in my coffee.)