Friday, February 15, 2008

Minted Green Smoothie

We all know we should eat more raw veggies, and greens are supposed to be especially healthy. Here's an easy way to add more to your diet! A green smoothie is simply a smoothie with greens in it, which sounds a bit strange, but is actually quite nice. Start with a mint smoothie to ease into the idea.

2 cups kefir (or plain yogurt)
1 banana
1 apple, quartered and cored
mint leaves from one or two long mint stems
4 stalks celery, chopped into large chunks
juice of one lime
a handful of frozen blackberries

Liquefy in blender. Serves 2.

This is such a convenient way to add more greens to your diet. I find that a smoothie and a small serving of granola makes a great breakfast. When I began drinking these regularly, my migraines disappeared!

Of course the variations are endless: romaine or shredded cabbage instead of celery, melon instead of apple.....and if I run out of frozen berries, I just toss in a spoonful of fruit spread for a little extra flavor. For a zippy taste, add a little raw ginger! A shake of cinnamon or cardamom can really add variety too. A lunchtime smoothie could include cilantro and oregano instead of mint.

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Kalyn said...

I do like all the ingredients, so I'm guessing it would taste good.

Georgetta said...

It is good! And it's such a flexible recipe, if one wants more fruit and less greens (or vice versa) it's easy to make it to your own specifications.