Friday, August 24, 2012

Green Smoothie

 Green smoothies are refreshingly delicious, flavorful  healthy blend of fruits, veggies and greens. This can be a breakfast substitution drink. These smoothies are very creamy and  loaded with nutrition and tastes great. Got into the habit of making these smoothies after reading the book 'Eat to Live' by Dr. Joel Furhman. In fact, you don't need a powerful blending machine to blend this as I use the juicer jar of the 'Preethi Platinum Mixie'.

1/2 cup- pomegranates,blueberries,strawberries,cherries
(Antioxidant blend available at Costco)
1/2 cup- Mangoes,papayas,pineapple
(Festival blend from Costco)
2 inch piece of banana
1/2 Avocado
2-3 Broccoli stalks
2-3 baby carrots
1 celery stalk
2 dates
1 tbsp-freshly grounded flax seeds
1/2-1 cup- kale leaves chopped
1/2 cup- Mustard leaves,Collard greens chopped
2 cups baby spinach
1 scoop of power max protein powder
1 large cup of cold water
1 tsp- Chia seeds

Except Chia seeds blend all the ingredients in the juicer jar with water for 1-2 minutes and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and top it with Chia seed. Mix Chia seed with a spoon and eat/drink away your fresh green, crunchy smoothie.

P.S. If you blend chia seeds in your smoothie it becomes gelatinous.

1 comment:

Maggie Hogan said...

I like your recipe. I usually use a juicer and leave out the kale (a little to much for me). I never tried the chia seeds..sounds interesting.

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