Thursday, December 9, 2010

Green Smoothies Revisited

One of my favorite things about eating raw is drinking a giant breakfast smoothie each morning.  I had no problem giving up coffee when I began starting my day with a glass of green energy.  Smoothies are great because you can use whatever produce you have available.  Blend a mix of the following for gorgeous green goodness:
    • Fruit, fresh or frozen.  The only fruit I haven't enjoyed in a smoothie is kiwi- it makes my tongue feel furry.
    • Leafy greens.  I like spinach, kale and rainbow chard.  While visiting my parents this summer I stuffed Vivian full of chickweed from their garden.  (I liked it, but my sister's boyfriend said the smoothie tasted like mowing the lawn.)
    • A healthy fat to increase nutrient absorption.  I use coconut oil, but avocado, almond butter, flaxseed, and hemp seed are all delish as well.
    • Extras- only if you are looking to take your smoothie to a whole 'nother level:  
      • spirulina- blue-green algae high in B 12
      • raw protein powder (I love Sun Warrior-cool name, right?)
      • maca- a powdered Peruvian root that tastes yummy and is said to increase, and stamina in a certain room of your house that contains a bed
      • There are endless supplements you can add to your smoothie, but keep it simple at first!
My smoothie this morning was packed with frozen bananas (I always have cut-up, ripe nanners in the freezer), pears, an apple and pomegranate.  

Giant dinner salad (spinach, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, leftover marinated veggies and olives.  Yum. 

Of course a little dessert was necessary.  I had a few Super Caramel Chocolate Tarts from Delightfully Raw hiding out in the freezer.  


  1. Eeek I typed out a huge comment here and it didn't go through. Anyway I reckon I would like the chickweed too, because i have a thing for the smell of freshly mowed grass, I think it's why I love wheatgrass shots so much. I have frozen nanas too ALWAYS in the freezer but now I have to cut them out due to GI levels preggy issues :( And that salad and dessert are right up my alley kt. YUM YUM! xxx

  2. Hi Girl on Raw! I have never actually tried a wheatgrass shot. I think there is a place in Anchorage that serves them; I will have to sample one next time I go to the city. So sorry that you have to temporarily give up bananas. But, it's a small price to pay for a healthy little boy!

  3. Just bought Delightfully Raw. Bought the set of 3 e-books actually. Here we go. :)

  4. Yay! I think you will love them. Some of my easy faves are the curry sauce, ranch dressing, hemp dressing, and tomato pasta sauce. Let me know what you make!