The sun is shining and it's another beautiful day! My pears were ripe, so I added one to my smoothie and def like that flavor. W also brought home some golden beats and I threw a couple of those beautiful leaves into the mix. Arugula, Swiss Chard, kiwi, pear, apple, 1/2 avocado, frozen blueberries, flax seeds (ground), goji berries and dates. Also see the Chocolate Mind Bender...
I learned 2 things this morning:
1 - Go easy on parsley or it takes over the smoothie.
2 - When using dates, make sure you remove ALL of the pits. BLECH!
Aside from some pit grit, the smoothie was pretty tasty. It's so funny that I can whip up a gourmet dessert on my own with no problem, but the green smoothie thing is a little more challenging for me. I think I'm trying to use too many ingredients at once. W brings home these gorgeous greens and I feel like I need to use them all. LOL..NOT! So, I'm going to try to keep them more simple moving forward and see what we get....
Green Smoothie - Day #6
Green chocolate?? YUP! And it's yummy! I took another brisk walk today before making my green smoothie! This is a really BIG deal for me, to be walking. After yesterday's walk, I had some serious pelvic pain, but I've been so inactive lately it was to be expected. So I picked myself up and decided to do it again today, at a little slower pace, but I actually walked further than yesterday. YAY! I really believe the green smoothies have given me this extra boost of energy that is enabling me to start exercising, something I've been unable to do for months!
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4 stalks kale
1 celery stalk and leaves
bunch of dandelion greens
2 cups water
1 TbspTropical Traditions Coconut Cream
2 froz bananas
1 Tbsp ground flax,
1/2 green apple
dash of cinnamon and cayenne.
- Clean and de-stem chard and kale.
- Fill blender up with greens and add 1 cup of water. Blend.
- Add remaining greens and blend. Add fruit, blend. Add remaining ingredients and don't forget the dash of cinnamon and cayenne, to get you going. ENJOY!
celery with tops
2 froz bananas
handful of red raspberries.
I have done green smoothies for 4 consecutive days now!!!