Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie #1
serving size: 16 oz

1 cup packed baby spinach
1 cup frozen peaches
1/6 cup almond milk or skim milk (1/6 is half of one third cup)
1/3 cup orange juice OR 1 medium orange, peeled of course
1/3 cup Dannon All Natural Vanilla Yogurt
1 small carrot peeled & chopped.  Optional. You might as well add it. It doesn't change the flavor.

Put everything in the blender, frozen peaches on top. Blend & Enjoy.

Green Smoothie #2 (My healthier version!)
serving size: 18 oz

1 cup packed baby spinach
1 kale leaf
1 small carrot peeled and chopped into a few pieces
1 small apple cored and cut into a few pieces
1 cup Mixed Frozen Fruit or Berries *(Sam's club has a mix of peaches, mangoes, pineapples & strawberries)
1/6 cup almond milk
1/3 cup OJ or a small orange


Put everything in the blender, frozen fruit on top.  Blend and enjoy. If you don't have a BlendTec or a Vitamix, you'll want to use more liquid and chop the carrot and apple before blending.
It also blends better if you blend everything but the frozen stuff first and then add the frozen.

 Don't let the color of this smoothie scare you.  It turns out brownish purple because of the berries, but it's good.   I drink one of these smoothies every day. Sometime I'll do a kiwi instead of an apple.
If you're feeling brave:  I've also added 1/4 avocado or 1/4 small beet to this smoothie.

2 comments:

  1. tried your new blender yet??

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  2. Yes, I love my BlendTec. I use it every day!

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