Cooking, Eating, and Enjoying Healthy Food!
Why am I so late to jump on the green smoothie bandwagon? Because I don’t own a Vitamix? No problem. My run-of-the-mill Cuisinart is doing a great job.
This week, I decided to have a green smoothie every morning as part of my breakfast. Wow! Can’t believe I waited so long to tap into this trend. They are delicious! And, I’m basically eating 2 cups of greens and another serving or two of veg every morning. That goes a long way in helping me meet my goal of eating at least 7 servings of vegetables a day.
Monday – Beginner “Green” Smoothie: I say “green” because it’s more of a purple-brown color with the blueberries in there. This is an easy starter smoothie for those new to green smoothies. (Note: I put in the water, then spinach and celery, and blend all that first. Then I add the rest of the ingredients until smooth.)
Tuesday – Greens and Cranberry Smoothie: (This one was not as sweet and a bit more tart than Monday’s. And, I had no idea that you could eat raw cranberries, but you can!)
Wednesday – Greens and Apple Smoothie: (Pretty good! And, this one has that beautiful green color.)
Thursday & Friday: I’m going back to the Beginner Green Smoothie because it’s so delicious and my favorite!
I have to admit that so far, I notice that my energy is up, and my cravings for processed sugary and salty foods are down! To vary up the smoothies a bit in the future, I’m going to switch out the greens each week. This week, so far, I’ve only used spinach because I bought a huge container of spinach, and wanted to use it up. I do love that spinach sort of has no flavor, and blends very well with fruit.