I have had continous love affair with smoothies since my trial year of living on a raw food diet back in 2006. Add mangos, coconut, cocoa beans, strawberries, spinach, cale and so much more and go to heaven.
I have constantly invested in blenders or addictively searched for ways to nourish myself with smoothies on my travels in diverse World countries. Yet, in fact, I think one of the reasons I was so fed up of living abroad was that living in each different country means buying and transporting yet another blender and getting all other items to make my food/sleep etc. as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. It is also probably one of the reasons, I love enjoying cold Latvian winters in warm places where the harvest is fresh and place has many places that make great smoothies and vegan food (particularly Chiang Mai). Even one of the boys that I was dating was especially appealing due to the fact that he kept making increadible breakfast smoothies.
Now, since I moved back to Latvia, I can harvest and freeze summer berries for use in winter smoothies. Bringing me vitamins, creamy texture, raw freshness of fruits and veggies, as well as joy, uplifting memories and energy to go through rough days. In fact, I will go make one, right now.