Saturday, May 1, 2010

Green Smoothies

We've been enjoying these smoothies just about every day, changing up the ingredients to use what we have on hand. There's always an apple, cored and seeded, skin left on, and most always a pear, prepared the same as the apple. Variations include pineapple, bananas, blueberries, and frozen strawberries. And greens. LOTS of greens. About 4 cups! I started with kale, and have moved to spinach. Parsley is good thrown in there, too. We always add freshly ground flax seed, and some liquid. Some folks like to mix their fruit/greens with milk. You can use water and add a bit of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it, but we all love orange juice.

I puree everything in my Cuisinart blender, and serve. Four of us can have a pint from my one blender full.

Adding strawberries makes a more murky looking smoothie, but they taste great!


jAne said...

there's a truck sitting in my throat. ouch. my left ear has a pick in it. ouch. i feel beyond cruddy. sigh. a smoothie would sooth me 'bout now. my blender is up high. very high cuz tHat mAn put it up there. too high for me even with a chair. no soothing smoothie for this sad and sighing sicko. :o(


Kittee said...

Yum! Dh and I love green smoothies. We make ours almost exactly the same way you do. We just haven't tried apples or pears yet!

Becky K. said...

I am with jAne on this one. I feel cruddy too. Warren is talking about getting slushies but I have a feeling they won't be green.

Glad you are liking these though.

Becky K.

Mrs.Rabe said...

You are so healthy Tracy!

My sister in law juices, not so much lately because she is on blood thinner, but they had such a hard time thinning her blood the doctor said to her "Do you eat a lot of greens?" :)

Jessica said...

Green smoothies are such a great way to get in extra veggies. Sometimes I'll juice a few carrots and add in the juice and pulp, too. We refer to them as "pond scum". ;)

in company with sparkles said...

We have some dear friends who do this too, and it looks delicious and healthy! (Words which for me don't usually go easily together, to be honest...)

Joel just started working for a local company that does research for financial projects to present to the UAE government, and his degree is in Political Economy. This past year he was interning at our church though, and ultimately hopes to be a pastor =) We'll probably be in Dubai indefinitely, but don't plan to be here forever.


Luci said...

Yum! I've never made a green smoothie - but now I'm quite tempted to try one. :)