I had an amazing weekend camping under the stars in Tolland State Forest located in Massachusetts…it’s been a while since I spent so much time outside and I loved every minute of it. It felt so great to unplug from computers, phones and tv for three days.
I woke up with the sun streaming into the tent every morning…
Our camping friends happened to have a power source, so I was able to use their blender to make lots of smoothies! Here was my absolute favorite:
This smoothie had 2 avocados, blueberries, strawberries, banana, organic ground vanilla, lemon juice, spirulina, and SunWarrior vanilla raw vegan protein powder. It was so delish!!! And it kept my friend and I fueled for a long day of being active in the great outdoors!
My Stanley thermos in the background is incredible- it keeps drinks cold for up to 32 hours (even if the container itself is sitting out in the sunshine all day)…so I could make a smoothie in the afternoon, and drink it the following morning, and it was still nice and cold. I have a one quart container and a 2 quart one…they are definitely worth every penny.
We also began each morning with fresh lemonade made from squeezing lemons, adding the juice to spring water and adding a teaspoon of stevia. I added some sliced strawberries just to make it extra pretty and tasty 🙂
Another smoothie we tried out was just a strawberry, banana, blueberry with spirulina, organic carrot juice, and a dash of sunwarrior protein. This one got two big thumbs up as well!
The glass jars were fantastic for the camping trip, we used them and reused them for everything!
We also enjoyed some beets, parsnips and zucchini later that evening which we paired with some organic wine that we brought with us.
Those white things in the photo are the parsnips – they are in the carrot family and just as yummy, but with less natural sugar. You can eat them raw, steam and mash them, use them as a “rice” substitute in veggie sushi or add to salads and veggie wraps to change up your flavors! Look for them next time you go to your local market!
We ended each night with songs around the campfire as I am fortunate enough to have musically gifted friends… it was really an incredible weekend that I would repeat in a heartbeat!
Next time you are searching for something to do, why not try a mini camping trip? Getting back to nature is so rejuvinating and relaxing. Take along your favorite foods and music…and most of all…friends 🙂