Thinking of exploring the word of green smoothies? You should!
In fact, this right here is what I had for my mid-morning snack this morning, a green smoothie called the “mr. grinch”. (I nicknamed it “mr. grinch”, because it’s a mean one.)
I have 2 of these every day (except the weekends, I usually try to get at least 1 per day on the weekends). This is NOT a green smoothie you will want to try your first time out (beginners should start with “the kermit”). You will need to work yourself up to something like this. Seriously, do not try this at home kids!
stuff you will need:
2 cup water
1 scoop protein (we now use Sunwarrior)
1 banana (peeled)
1 orange (peeled)
1 pieces of pineapple
1 stalk of celery
10 sprigs parsley
6 dandelion greens
1 leaf – red chard
1 leaf – collard greens
1 leaf – kale
2-3 cups spinach
1 small slice of ginger root
1 cup ice
what to do with the stuff:
- place all stuff in your vita-mixer
- turn on (blend until smooth)
This makes a very large pitcher. It probably turns out to be somewhere around 400 calories, mainly due to the protein and oil. By removing the oil you can cut it by 120 calories. This is very filling and probably covers most of your required vegetable and fruit for the day. I drink 2 of these bad boys a day, mainly because they make me feel so good!
Experiment with some green smoothies in your diet and see if you don’t start feeling better, too!
P.S. The video below is in honor of St. Patty’s Day, but it will give you a great visual for how to get it done!