I have read a lot about drinking “green” smoothies. They are supposed to help you drink your daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. I have seen people at my work drink them and always thought they looked dreadful and the ingredient list seemed like something I probably couldn’t stomach. However, over the last couple of months I have read a lot about them and the benefits they bring to the body. As a vegetarian, I generally eat a lot of fruits and vegetables along with other things such as nuts, tempeh, seitan, and a bit of tofu. I don’t think I eat enough fruits and vegetables. So I found a great little iPhone app for making smoothies: Green Smoothie. The app was developed by: http://www.rawfamily.com There are actually a lot of wonderful informative websites dedicated to green smoothies. Hit up Google and read all about them. Today was my first day in the green smoothie arena and here is what I made (recipe is below the photos):
- Strawberry Field – Green Smoothie Thank you to the Raw Family website & iPhone app for this one.
- 1 Banana
- 8 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
- 2 Cups of Water
- 1 Cup of Strawberries
- 1 Handful of Blueberries (optional – I added that part myself 🙂
- Blend very well and enjoy!
- It is actually very tasty and I think I may have another one later this afternoon. I’ll post more recipes as I find them and experiment. Additionally, this exact recipe made 3 1/2 8 oz cups, but I have already finished almost the entire pitcher because it is about as filling as my standard EggBeaters and fruit breakfast. This recipe has about 225 – 250 calories.
Thank you to one of my new-found favorite foodie sites for this refreshing treat and allowing me to share the recipe here!
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This smoothie is delectable especially in the warm summer that has suddenly roared into town. I hope you’ll give it a try!
Mango Strawberry Smoothie
1 very ripe mango
1 handful of strawberries, stems cut off and washed
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup of oat milk (I tried almond milk and it was great!)
Dash of good quality vanilla (extract or from the pod)
1/2 cup of ice cubes (or about 4-5 large ice cubes)
Mix the fruit and the oat milk in the blender until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla, a little bit at a time to taste. Add the ice and smooth until the pieces of ice are too small to see.
Pour into a glass and serve with a strawberry!