Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Green machine smoothie

Love Veggies? Need a quick meal?  New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? Need to use the vegetables and fruits before they go bad?  Make a smoothie. Usually, I throw in whatever veggie or fruit I have in my fridge. For those who are not as adventurous yet, I've put together a simple formula.

Here is a simple formula:

  1.   2 cups Fruit/frozen fruit (apple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, etc.)
  2.  2 cups of Veggies/ frozen veggies (spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, avocado, and more)
  3.   ½ cup of Liquid (milk, soy milk, fruit juice (beware of the sugar content), Water, coconut water, even tea) 
  4. Blend together. 
  • Optional -  ½ cup of Yogurt or Greek Yogurt
  • Optional – Sweetener – I wouldn't recommend it if you’re adding fruit . If you want it sweeter, then I’d start off with a teaspoon then add more to taste.  (Honey, sugar {gasp!!no judgment on my end here.}, agave nectar, etc.)
  • Optional – a few ice cubes (if you’re drinking it right away and not using frozen veggies or fruit)
  • Optional – protein powder, peanut butter or almond butter or chopped up raw nuts

As you can see, there are so many options and flavor combination. I like to make extra and freeze it. Who has time to blend every day?

What I had in the fridge to blend:

Green apple

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