GreenSmoothies

September 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Green Smoothies! 

We've all had smoothies before. But not necessarily green smoothies. They are Hot now! Ok, maybe they're cold, but they are a very popular health drink/food right now.

My husband and I have been juicing on and off for years and about a year ago starting making green smoothies instead. For one, they are thicker and more filling. Secondly you're using the entire food (except pits, stems, etc) so you get all the good fiber, that a lot of juicers (like mine) separate from the juice. A well organized person who loves to cook could utilize that pulp, but I'm not that person. So smoothies are the way to go for me.

Now for taste? Well, the smoothie pictured below is very sweet and fruity... maybe even too sweet for a lot of green smoothie drinkers, and I don't always have all that in mine. Instead I put in one type of berry with a banana, a green apple or pear, an avocado, some other greens, maybe a little ginger and kind of mix it up every time I go to the store for more ingredients. But it does and can taste really good (I wouldn't drink it, if it didn't). Bananas and strawberries or raspberries are for me what I end up tasting. I know there is green leafy food in there, but it's not the prominent flavor and if you like ginger that little extra kick at the end is great too.

Give it a whirl people, you can get a whole ton of vitamins and nutrients all in one pint glass. Something many of us don't get enough of in one day.

I'd love to hear some of your recipes if you drink smoothies, comment below if you would like to share them.

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