Spicy Mango Orange Smoothie

I guess when you're motivated there's no controlling it so why bother trying right?  I love smoothies and for some reason I fell into a rut where the blender just sat in the corner of my counter and gathered dust.  Last weekend I watched a food photography workshop and started to really think about light in a new way.  With the new camera in hand today I couldn't help myself so I documented my smoothie making and focused on where the light was coming from, how that effected the image, the food, and the overall conveyed feeling.  I also experimented with light, dark, and more textures.  With all this swimming through my head, I can tell a trip to Goodwill is on the table for tomorrow for some fun plating/styling materials.  I got the recipe from Oh My Veggies and tweaked based on what I found at the store and had in my kitchen.   I used 1 orange, 3/4 cup of almond milk, honey (if you're a Seattleite, check out local honey-maker Ballard Bee Company!), a cup of frozen mango and added cayenne to taste.  It's so refreshing and I love the kick.  And on an unrelated note, I think I'm falling in love with this camera.   

Spicy Mango Orange Smoothie Ingredients
Ballard Bee Company Honey
Ballard Bee Company Honey
Spicy Mango Orange Smoothie

Danielle Elliott

Seattle, WA, USA

I'm a photographer, brand manager, and creative living in Seattle. I'm a travel enthusiast with a passion for storytelling and digging into as many creative endeavors as I can.