Sweet, tangy and loaded with vitamin C, this Kumquat and Blood Orange Smoothie will give you energy all morning long!
Tangy smoothie is exactly what this is, in the best way possible of course. What better way to celebrate Friday than with a blood orange smoothie? Well, alcohol clearly, but that’s not the answer I’m going for.
I’ve slowly been surely crossing things off my wedding to-do list. Emphasis on “slowly”. One thing I’ve learned about wedding planning is that my indecisive and easily stressed personality doesn’t do so well with having to add “wedding planning” to my never-ending to do list. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun in many aspects, but there’s just SO much that goes into it! I’ve been following a wedding timeline I found on Pinterest, which breaks down tasks according to 6 months out, 5 months out, 4 months out, etc., which has been HUGELY helpful. Things on my February to-do list?
Buy wedding shoes: Haven’t done this yet and I’m not sure I’m going to. I did determine what kind of shoes I’m wearing though, which counts for something. I’m 92% sure I’m wearing flats instead of heels. Why, you ask? Two reasons: 1) I prefer flats over heels 2) I want to be comfortable 3) Miguel’s short and I don’t want to be as tall or taller than him in photos 4) My wedding dress isn’t overly fancy (think casual chic), so heels aren’t a total necessity. I know that was more than two reasons, but I felt the need to explain since I’m not sure many people opt for flats (or do they?? I really have no idea).
Dress alterations: Nope. I need to research places to get it altered that aren’t crazy expensive. If anyone is in the Pittsburgh area and knows of a place, I’d love to know!
Hair and make up appointment: Yes! My MOH (maid of honor) is Type-A on top of her shit 24/7 and already has a salon booked for me, my bridesmaids, my mom & future mother-in-law to get our hair and make up done the morning of the wedding. Woo!
In summary, I have 10 days to get my dress altered. I got this.
Oh and PS I promise to do a full wedding post with in the next two weeks or so. It’s long overdue!
Let’s talk about this smoothie real quick. Have you had kumquats? They’re adorable and tangy and really good in a smoothie if you weren’t aware. I know I already created a Vitamin C Smoothie, but this could also be a vitamin C smoothie. I mean, oranges, strawberries, raspberries, and kumquats? That’s 290% of your daily value, if Google and my mathematical calculations are correct. Even if they’re not correct, that’s a LOT of vitamin C!
This blood orange smoothie is sweet, tart, loaded with vitamin C and has a slightly coconut-y flavor thanks to the use of coconut milk and shredded coconut. Speaking of shredded coconut, make sure the blend the smoothie for at least 20 seconds, preferably 30, allowing time for the shredded coconut to blend up all the way.
Other than that, just enjoy!
Kumquat and Blood Orange Smoothie
- 2 blood oranges skin removed
- 6 kumquats
- 2 strawberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut optional
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- Place ingredients in blender and blend for at least 20 seconds, allowing time for the coconut to blend.
Q: Do you like kumquats? Married people- did you love or hate wedding planning? Pittsburghers- any suggestions on where to get my wedding dress altered?