Cherie & Family’s Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe
Green smoothies are one of the best ways to introduce yourself and your loved ones to healthier food choices! Even the pickiest of eaters will love one of these as long as you are sure to include lots of fresh, sweet fruit to offset the flavor of the greens!
1-2 apples and/or pears (with core and seeds removed)
Handful of strawberries and/or blueberries (I use frozen)
a few chunks or slices of pineapple (I actually use the core as I cut them up and freeze for smoothies)
1/4-1/2 c. water
1/2-1 bunch of greens (I use either kale, baby leaf spinach, or parsley)
*Optional: For an added protein & nutrient boost, add 1-2 TBS. of spirulina powder!
Blend in blender until there are no whole green particles visible. If smoothie gets warm, add ice cubes and pulse chop to break it up and then blend until cold. Serve immediately! When first starting out, use a smaller amount of greens but try and work your way up until you are using 1-2 bunches of greens in your smoothie for the most optimal results!
Don’t be afraid to try different combinations and find the flavor(s) that you love best! Also, find out what consistency you prefer…thick or thinner and simply adjust amounts of liquid (water, fresh juice or fresh nut milk) to get the desired results! If it’s too thick, add more liquid…too thin, add more dense fruit such as bananas or mango!
Experiment and most of all, HAVE FUN!