Saturday, September 27, 2008

Green Smoothies

Have you every heard of green smoothies? If you haven't had one or never heard of one, you are probably wondering why anyone would drink something that is the color of green! Well, get ready for a nutritious, delicious drink for breakfast, lunch or really anytime you are in the mood.

I have a Vitamix blender, which is really great for making smoothies, and lots of other things. No, they aren't paying me to endorse their product. I've had my Vitamix for over 20 years, a gift from the best mother-in-law on the face of the earth, yep, that would be my mother-in-law, Ella. She is 94 years young and is still doing great. Anyway, back to the smoothy. You can get some recipes from http://www.vitamix.com/ . This is a great way to start. Once you know what ingredients you like, then just start experimenting. Today, I started with:

1 c. green grapes (picked up today from the farmer's market...sweet and delicious)
2 c. baby spinach
1 medium ripe banana
1 medium peach, peeled and pit removed (also picked up at the farmer's market)
1/2 c. lemonade (it was already made up and in the refrigerator)
1 c. ice cubes


You just put it all in the vitamix, or blender and put it on high for about 1 minute. I should've taken a picture of my vitamix, but forgot...next time...now it needs cleaning! I have the all stainless steel one. Love it!
Can I just say how totally delicious this is! You do not taste the spinach at all, but do get the wonderful benefit of the phytochemicals, B vitamins, and Beta Carotine! What is not to love about that! My DS#4 emphatically DID NOT want to drink this, but I insisted. He loved it as did DH. The flu/cold is going around, so I am going to start serving these more often. This made about 3 8 oz portions.

4 comments:

Kerry said...

Wow - what a lovely shade of green that is! And it tastes wonderful ...and is so healthy. Good for you!

KMDuff said...

I'm going to try it, once I get the courage!

KMDuff said...

Alright, we made them today and loved them! No spinach flakes, no spinach taste...Very cool. :)

desertdiva said...

kmduff....so glad you tried it! Isn't it amazing how great it tastes? Thanks for reporting back!