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Friday, April 23, 2010

Green Smoothie

If you've ever heard of Green Smoothies, you've probably wondered what they are, and if you know that they have vegetables in them, you've probably wondered how they could ever taste good.  I know I have.  For some time I've wanted to try out the famous "Green Smoothie" that everyone seems to rave about, but until a couple weeks ago I had never been quite brave enough to attempt making and drinking a Green Smoothie.  In retrospect, it really wasn't bad...in fact, I thought it was really yummy, and even more so just because I was thinking about all the great vitamins I was getting from the raw veggies!

Since a few of you have asked, and because it was really good, I thought I'd share my recipe with you all.  I don't really have any measurements yet, but I'll tell you what I did.  Just remember the key is to start out with a little bit of veggies and work your way up as your taste buds allow.  :-)

Sorry my pictures are not that great...

The ratio of Spinach is really off in this photo...that was all I had left!

Green Smoothie
I've never measured for this, so here are my approximate measurements: (makes a blender full)

2-3 cups sliced frozen Bananas
2 cups frozen Strawberries
2-3 handfuls fresh Spinach
a heaping tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon or more Complete EFA (3-6-9 blend...see right)
1 cup or more Plain Yogurt
1/2 cup Rice Milk (you can use whatever you like)
sometimes a sprinkle of Flaxseed

First, set up your blender.

Start putting some ingredients in, and just eye it to see what looks good.

Blend away!

*Putting a little of your liquid or yogurt in first, and then some of of your soft ingredients (like Spinach).  That gets it near the bottom of the blender which seems to help it blend up better.  Sometimes if you have a bunch of frozen fruit at the bottom it gets stuck together and you have to do a bit more poking and pushing to get everything down in the blades.



*Crystal* said...

I have some spinach in the fidge that needs to be used. Hopefully I'll get the courage to try these this weekend! Thanks for the recipe.

Faith said...

LOVE Green Smoothies!!

Kristen's Raw said...

Green smoothies ROCK! :)

Heather said...

We like these too!
It also works really well with frozen spinach and a little honey!

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