First time Green Smoothies crossed my radar was on The Reluctant Ashtangi's blog and the post Green Smoothies 101, looked interesting but left it at that. Over the next couple of weeks I seemed to be seeing green smoothie references everywhere. Few days ago I hunted for the original post and made my first one below.
This was really simple, a banana, couple of ice cubes, half a pear, a couple of handful's of Spinach, a little honey and a cup of water.
It came out, really, smooth and creamy, nice shade of green and tasted great really really nice.
I was hooked.
The next one (below) had some avocado as well as the spinach for the 'green' element, even creamier, also some lemon juice.
Now I went crazy, buying all kinds of green to experiment, more spinach, kale (more bitter but OK mixed with spinach), parsley (hmmm, not sure, used too much perhaps).
The one below is kale and strawberry with half pear, dates for sweetening. Tasted good but looked like mud.
another spinach one with a little garnish to try and tempt M ( still very suspicious).
Madhu sent me this poster with the basic green smoothie outline
Now moved on to Coconut oil, just a teaspoon, had my first one with that this morning can taste the coconut, best one yet 9another Spinach and kale version).
On FB I'm being told Aloe Vera juice makes a nice alternative to plain water, green tea too I've heard.
Watched this last week, interesting veg/fruit etc distinction.
Just watched it again and he says to keep it simple, good reminder perhaps as I'm starting to get carried away.
They have a book and an app, it was in the app I found the Kale and Strawberry recipe. Watching the video again i notice he doesn't take the tops of the strawberries " ...it's a green smoothie after all'.
Feel free to add any suggestions in comments, I'll no doubt be adding to this post as I try new combinations etc.