Day After Thanksgiving Edamame Smoothie

Edamame Smoothie

Want to hear a funny story?

I made a pumpkin cake to bring with me to our family Thanksgiving.  Well, I made it on Tuesday night.  I obviously wanted it to be warm on Thursday when we ate it, so while I was getting ready, I put it in the oven on “warm.”  I took it out before we left and it seemed fine, so I took it with us to my aunt’s house.

Apparently, my mom’s oven is broken and “warm” means 350 degrees, so when I cut the cake it was hard as a rock and the bottom was bllllaack.  I think the worst part is that I told everyone not to eat it because and they still did and pretended it was good.  Haha!  Moral of the story: everyone makes mistakes.  I hope that your Thanksgiving was a little less embarrassing!  ;)

burnt pumpkin cake

Although we didn’t have pumpkin cake, we still had pecan pie and plenty of delicious food.  Because of that, I woke up feeling a little sluggish today, so I whipped up something I’m really excited about!  I became a vegetarian about 5 months ago, so I’m always looking for ways to sneak in some protein.  I’m all about adding spinach to my smoothies, but that ain’t cuttin’ on the protein front, so when I opened the freezer this morning and saw Edamame, a light bulb went off.  There are about 17 grams of protein in a serving of edamame and when you add it to a smoothie there’s absolutely no taste at all.  This smoothie was so good and refreshing and I promise you cannot taste the edamame.

blackberry edamame smoothie

fresh fruit edamame smoothie

frozen edamame smoothieP.s. I forgot to bring my camera with me, so excuse my sorry excuse for iPhone photography.

Day After Thanksgiving Edamame Smoothie
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  • ½ cup frozen cooked edamame
  • 1 cup frozen fruit of choice (I used blackberries)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-2 cups water, depending on desired consistency
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • 1 Stevia packet
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add more or less water, depending on how thick you like your smoothies. Start with small amounts and add more as desired.

the best smoothie ever

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