Healthy Green Smoothie

Ingredients

2 apples- core and cut in large chunks
2 pears - core and cut in large chunks
handful of fresh or frozen cranberries, you can substitute blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
Ginger root, thin slice and use as much as you want for your taste
2 cups of water, or substitute with another liquid of your choice, brewed green tea will add additional antioxidants and phytonutrients, any diluted fruit juice will do, (I like cranberry juice, the real stuff) just be mindful of your tastes as you combine different flavors and avoid citrus juices.

Blend the above ingredients, a blender is easy and retains the pulp from the fruits and vegetables which provides fiber and other nutrients.

Then add:
6-7 kale leaves
4-5 collard leaves
1-2 cups of chopped green cabbage
handful of fresh parsley (if you have it, it adds great flavor)

If you're feeling adventurous add 1-2 teaspoons of Spirulina, a complete protein source full of things that are good for you. I do recommend if you are taking any prescription medications to check with your healthcare provider before using the Spirulina. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirulina_(dietary_supplement)

This recipe makes 2 large smoothies. I make a batch and store portions in the refrigerator for a max of 2-3 days.
You can play with the ingredients, Enjoy!

1 comment:

twinjin said...

May 18
great granola bar which fortified me on my way to Washington. As for the smoothie, I had one jar of my homemade yogurt left so after I got home I made a mix. Delicious. I enjoyed the combination several times. Thanks for both.