Kimberly’s Glowing Green Smoothie(R) Kimberly Snyder http://www.kimberlysnyder.net/blog/2008/05/13/my-glowing-green-smoothie/
Drinking green smoothies is a great way to incorporate tremendous amounts of greens into your diet – far more than just eating your veggies.
Greens have more valuable nutrients than any other food group on the planet. You might be surprised to learn that greens even have high-quality, easily-assimilated proteins – enough to build the muscle mass of the mighty, greens-eating gorilla, which pound-for-pound is the strongest animal on earth!
Blending helps make greens’ full spectrum of nutrition readily available to the body. Nutrients are encased inside plant cells and getting their benefits requires these cells’ walls to be ruptured. Greens need to be worked down to a creamy consistency, but most people simply don’t chew that much! Blending addresses this problem, helping your body absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from your greens.
Here is an easy recipe to try:
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water 1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped 3-4 stalks organic celery 1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach 1 organic apple, cored and chopped 1 organic pear, cored and chopped 1 organic banana Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
Directions: Add the water and chopped head of romaine to the blender. Starting the blender at low speed, mix until smoothi. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple and pear. Add the cilantro and parsley, if you are choosing to add them. Add the banana and lemon juice last.
Some green smoothies are an acquired taste, but this one tastes GOOD! The lemon and apple cut right through the green taste, giving it a flavor and texture I this is like an exotic applesauce.
Ideally, you should have one green smoothie a day. By mixing and matching different greens and fruits you can easily fit a wide variety into your diet.
For more information on the power of the green smoothie, it's recommended reading any of the research from Dr. Ann Wigmor or Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko.
1. Morning Weight-Loss Sundae
Ingredients 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup strawberries
Unsweetened coconut, to taste
Ground flaxseed, to desired consistency
Matcha green tea powder, to taste (available at health food stores) Directions Combine all ingredients and Enjoy.
2. Dr. Oz’s Red Drink (Serves 1)
Ingredients: 1 beet
1 large carrot
Fresh parsley, to taste
Directions : Put all ingredients into blender or juicer. Feel free to experiment with ingredient quantities based on your flavor preference. Enjoy!