Green smoothies may look unappetizing to some people. When I first saw my frist green smoothie I was very curious about what it was, but didn’t really want to know. Then another friend of mine was drinking one and I got up enough nerve to ask for a taste. It was yummy! Then I asked what was in there.
These are the ingredients to my favorite Green Smoothie:
Apple juice or water, greens, bananas and an apple.
(Recipe and directions are at the end of this post).
Apple juice or water…
Add greens and blend…
Here is a photo of a “weed” from my garden that I just learned is good for smoothies, lamb’s quarters.
Continue to blend until liquid is smooth looking.
Add fruit and blend until completely blended.
1 cup of apple juice or water.
2-3 handfuls of spinach or a variety of greens (spinach, beet greens – no stems, lamb’s quarter).
1-2 apples peeled.
1-2 bananas peeled.
Directions: Add juice or water to blender. Add greens one handful at a time, blending after each handful. Once it is smooth add a little bit of fruit while the blender is on. Yields: 1 quart
Jenny’s notes: I like my Green Smoothies very cold and usually make them at night so they are chilled in the morning. My other favorite fruit combos are pears and bananas.
Other recipes from the website Green for Life:
1 cup kale
1 cup water
Yields 1 quart
Victoria’s Favorite Dark Green
1 bunch dandelion greens
4 Roma tomatoes
3 cups water
Yields 2 quarts
The Laughing Gorilla
½ head romaine lettuce
2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
2 oranges, peeled, seeds removed
2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts
Warning: consumption of smoothie may
result in spontaneously occurring, extremely
contagious gorilla laughter
Benefits of Green Smoothies: http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com/green-smoothies/green-smoothie-health-benefits/
Thanks Kat and Jackie for introducing me to Green Smoothies!