I’ve been on a green smoothie kick lately; it must be because Spring is in the air. The reason doesn’t matter, what does matter is it’s good for the body. I’ve been making a jug each morning and drinking it throughout the day.
You can get creative adding almost any fresh fruit or vegetable you want but if you’re new to blending or juicing, keep it simple until you decide what tastes you like best.
Happy Spring, Happy Smoothies, Happy Body!
Here’s a recipe I fall back to most of the time.
For this healthy, refreshing smoothie you only need a few things and you can be creative. You’ll get two servings of fruit, two servings of vegetables and a serving of essential fatty acids.
1 green apple
1 handful of spinach/kale
1 spear broccoli-about the size of a Carnation or two
1/2 of a Haas avocado
1-2 slices of fresh pineapple (or as I slice it-use a 2″ wedge lengthwise)
1-2 cups water/apple juice/orange juice or pineapple juice (amount depends on how thick or thin you prefer it)
Core and cut apple into chunks. Add all washed ingredients in blender and frappe for 3-5 minutes until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
Don’t hesitate to use any greens you have on hand, especially those in season. Some ideas are green peppers, cucumber, other leafy greens, bok choy, celery and berries such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or blackberries.
Share your smoothie experiences with us! And as always, Eat well, Live well and Be Free!