10.11.2011

day three: green smoothies


i have been drinking a smoothie *almost* every day for the past year and i started with this one.  i wanted to save some fruit for snacks so my smoothie has morphed into a green concoction...that i absolutely crave if i miss!  i love blending whole foods because every nutrient is released, and it makes it easier for the body to absorb the vitamins and minerals.  i make it differently every day, but only add 1 or 2 servings of fruit to keep it "green".  this is what i had this morning:

3 leaves romaine
2 large handfuls baby spinach
1/2 cucumber
1 cup water.
one banana
1 small orange
2 TBL. ground flax seed
1 packet stevia
 blend the vegetables and water then add fruit and blend again.

these also work well:  red leaf, green leaf, avocados, celery and any fruit (fresh or frozen).  what doesn't work (in my humble opinion) are arugula, kale and swiss chard  (vile weeds).  if you use fresh fruit, add ice.  i will say that blueberries are the absolute best fruit to cover the taste of the vegetables if you are trying to get little ones (or husbands) to drink this.  

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