Tasty Green Smootie
Green Smoothie Receipe
Four months after a Raw Food Chef certification course I start my day with a green smoothie, now matter what! I was recently away for a few days and packed my mini blender along with my favorite fruits to make my morning smoothie.
One of my favorite green smoothie is a version of a version but still has a lot of nutrients and gives me a lot of energy through out the day.
If you a Vita Mix, great! Bring it out and get yourself ready for a tasty smoothie.
Put the following in a high speed blender/Vita Mixer/Blendtec
1 to 2 cups of water
1 apple (or pear, peach, 2 plums, or 1/2 cup of grapes)
1/2 cup of your favorite berries (Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries)
1/2 lemon (peeled and seeded) or 1 - 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of maca **
1 1/2 cup of greens (kale, parsley, chard, romaine, spinach or edible weeds)
1 - 2 dates (for a sweeter smoothie)
Blend until smooth
Some people use hemp or sesame seeds as well, and really there is so many green smoothie recipes.
I have a simple recipe that works best for me
1 - 2 cups of water
1 medium apple
1/2 cup of blueberries or strawberries (or what berries are in season)
A handful of kale or spinach
1 teaspoon of maca
pinch of cinnaminion
I am aware that our bodies will tell us when we don't need as much greens or a certain fruit, so I will substitute different fruits/greens during the week when needed.
**Maca is one of several "super foods". Maca is an organic powder from Peru and has been proven to improve memory and increases oxygen in the blood. I know for myself after training in the gym a teaspoon of maca in my smoothie helps my body and joints recover safely and quickly.