I’ve been putting off making green smoothies because I don’t own a vita mix. Silly, I know. We just have a cheapo blender that my husband found online for $1.04. Yep, one buck & 4 pennies for a new blender! So alas, this evening, I put off all procrastination and decided to make a green smoothie for two, with our no~frills blender & what was handy in the fridge.
Here’s what I threw in:
2 ripe bananas
1/2 organic granny smith apple
1 petite forelle pear
2 chopped dates
1 heaping teaspoon of peanut butter
1 handfull of fresh spinach
1 large leaf of dinosaur kale (without thick stem ~ you can munch on it while you’re blending!)
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 small scoop of vegan ice cream (totally optional)
Blend & Enjoy!
If I were to make this again, I’d try to resist adding the vegan ice cream (it practically jumped out of the freezer!) & I’d cut the dates into smaller pieces since some of the pieces got stuck in the straws. I might also add blueberries, just because I love them so much! But since I was also making this smoothie for my husband, who loathes blueberries, I didn’t add them tonight. And, I just now realized I meant to add some flax powder for Omega 3s. Whoops! There’s always tomorrow!
The point is, you don’t need a really awesome blender or a fancy schmancy recipe book to make a yummy, healthy green smoothie. Just experiment! Add something green for vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients (kale is packed with them!), a bit of citrus for extra vitamin C, a nut butter or nut milk for protein, a fruit like apples for fiber and fruits like bananas and pears for sweetness! And Voila! A Green Vegan Smoothie! Simply scrumptious. Take that vita mix!
”Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food.” ~ Hippocrates
à votre santé, my friends!