Mistakes can lead to the most amazing things
Perhaps, mistake is too strong a word but sometimes you just stumble upon something or “luck into it” with no foresight or planning. Those can be magical moments. Today was one of those - you may think I’m exaggerating (and maybe I am a bit) but I never would have planned this outcome. And yes, I’m a planner. I like to know where I’m headed, how I”m going to get there and what I’m going to do when I arrive.
Today, started out as a fairly normal day. I was a bit tired and groggy and definitely hungry so of course I reached for the blender. I decided to make a purple “green” smoothie - yep, blueberries and spinach are one of my favourite combinations. Added a fresh peach and some milk and I was off to the races….sort of.
I miscalculated. This is where my “mistake” comes in - I didn’t make enough of the smoothie to account for the hungry 7 year old sitting at the kitchen island waiting patiently. I needed more but I was out of blueberries and peaches.
Making due with what I had available led to me whipping up a batch of a second smoothie: Tropical fruit (frozen peaches, mango, pineapple and strawberries), a bit of OJ, water and to up the protein game I included a scoop of Vanilla protein powder. Super simple and basic smoothie but the combo of vanilla protein powder and 4 kinds of frozen fruit made this delicious.
Both smoothies are completely tasty (imho) but they get kicked up a notch in combination I poured the 2nd smoothie on top of the 1st but the magic comes when you take the first drink through a straw. I can only compare it to the Slurpees I make at 7-11. #Guiltypleasure
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
I always pour multiple slurpee flavours in layers...my husband thinks I’m loco since he always sticks to one flavour and its usually something super boring. Why limit yourself to one when you can experience so many. I especially love how when you slurp through the straw the various flavours start to meld together. This is what happens to my two flavour smoothie - a whole new flavour gets added when they mix together.
Highly recommend trying to make your own two smoothie mix with your favourite flavour combinations or check this two layer smoothie one out. The sky’s the limit.