GREEN SMOOTHIES

May 4, 2009 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

Green smoothies are such a delicious way of getting excellent nutrition through whole, raw foods.  They taste SO much better than they appear to and are so easy and inexpensive to make.

First, you choose your green base:  eg. spinach, kale, chard.  most fruits mask the spinach taste, the kale and chard take a little more to get used to 🙂 i would suggest de-stalking the kale and chard and only mixing the leaves.

Then simply add in fruit! They can be fresh or frozen.  Some examples may be mangoes, bananas (ripe!!), apples, oranges, berries… whatever combination you like.

In addition, you can add sources of protein if you want to make a meal out of it or as a powerhouse drink.  Some great sources are egg whites, flaxseed meal/oil, protein powders, skim/soy milk, or my favorite- greek yogurt!

To make: Add in about 2-3 handful of greens in to a blender.  Add in fruit, mix.  Add in protein source or additional ingredients, mix.  You can also blend in ice cubes to make it into a thick, chilled smoothie.  If you prefer your smoothie to be thinner, splash in some water or liquid (eg. skim milk, water, coconut milk, almond milk)

Here are some suggested combinations:

– kale / frozen 1/2 banana / almond milk / vanilla soy protein powder ( my favorite!!!!)

– spinach / mango / 0% greek yogurt

– spinach / frozen banana / mango / coconut milk

– kale / apples / carrots

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