I love green-smoothies.
I have one for breakfast every morning.
They're full of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, antioxidants and chlorophyll.
I'm not a morning person, but these puppies give me a ton of energy
to start my day!
I'm not even hungry until past noon! (The time I'd like to get up.)
I vary the greens and fruits.
On this day, I used some Red Chard, Collards, Spinach, Celery and Parsley.
I try to use only organic produce and fruit, whenever possible.
I also add two - three cups of water.
(Make sure your blender jar is large enough to hold all of that.)
I only use one or two Collard leaves, because they have a strong flavor.
I also remove the tough stem. I just slide the leaf off.
I use one piece of fruit, when making green-smoothies for myself,
because I don't like them too sweet.
But when I make them for our grandchildren, (or my husband :)
or anyone trying them for the first time, I add another piece.
Maybe even a date, for extra sweetness.
Everything gets a good bath, before it goes into the blender.
I make sure to cut off the 'organic' stickers. Sometimes there are two, or three.
I like knowing that it's organic, but I'm not a fan of eating the dang stickers.
I also add two - three tablespoons of Goji Berries and Hemp Seeds.
I switch off using the Hemp Seeds with Chia Seeds and Sesame Seeds.
I read that it's important not to eat the same thing every day,
so as not to get allergies to that certain food.
With the many food allergies I've had most of my life -
I'm not about to try to prove them wrong!
(But I think chocolate should be exempt.)
I have great knives, a good cutting board, and a fabulous Sous Chef!
But I just tear the greens and shove them into the blender.
I'm all about making it as easy and fast as possible.
("Iron Chef"- I'm not.)
I use the BlendTec blender and it's a real work-horse!
Here are some stats:
Commercial-quality, 1,560-watt, 3 horse-power motor !!
Pre-programmed blending cycles, digital touch-pad controls,
auto shut-off. And much more -
which I'm too lazy to type.
On those rare occasions it tastes a little nasty, here's a trick -
I add a peeled and diced lemon!
I leave on the white part - the pith. It's full of healthy stuff.
This time I do cut the lemon, because it will bounce around, otherwise.
Heeere it is -
A healthy way to start the day!!
And give you energy throughout the day!!
Not just for adults...
Even our granddaughter likes them!
(She sometimes uses a straw. Pink, of course.)
And our grandson!
(But I have to admit, he likes his sweet, sweet, sweet!!)
Even our newest granddaughter likes them!
(That was her first time trying a green-smoothie,
and she kept reaching for more!)
If you'd like to try green-smoothies, and I hope you do,
I'd like to suggest this fabulous book, by Victoria Boutenko.
You can find it - and a slew of her other books and DVDs -
on her website: Raw Family.
I leave you with these words of wisdom:
"Think of nourishing the body rather than eating."
- Ann Wigmore
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