Friday, August 07, 2009

the green smoothie experiment

Our local health food store is encouraging people to start trying to drink green smoothies.

I decided to give it a try. I made one tonight, and despite the rather un-appetizing appearance, it doesn't taste too bad (if you don't look at it when you drink it.)

Want to give one a try?

Basic Green Smoothie

1-2 Cup Clean filtered water

1/2 lb to 1 lb raw greens (spinach, Kale (Lacinato is less bitter than curly kale), collards, dandelion, arugula or mustard. (Depending on your blender you may need to add greens in batches to blend)

1-2 Cup blueberries - frozen are great! - Gradually add to the greens

Agave Nectar or Stevia to taste (I didn't use this)

Mix till very smooth - 90 seconds. Enjoy!

If you have extra Green Smoothie, place in a safe container and refrigerate for later that day. Smoothies are best consumed that day but are ok the following morning.

* If this blend seems too Green to you, start with more fruit and increase your greens as you develop your taste for Green Smoothies.

There are numerous variations to the basic green smoothie along with many additional items to suit your taste and nutritional needs. We will add these options as we go! Check back often for updated information.


Kristen's Raw said...

Green Smoothies rock! Love them!

One of my faves is simply spinach and banana (the banana is strongly flavored, sweet, and adds a lovely creaminess to the smoothie (mango does the same thing).

I also like greens and apples and I add a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Yummy!


Trinka said...

Thanks Kristen!