green smoothie crazy …

November 19, 2011

When the weather turns cold, and fresh local produce is hard to come by, it can be hard to eat as many healthy fruits and vegetables as often.
I have been on a big green smoothie kick lately because, I feel like I can still accomplish my goal of eating a lot of fruits and vegetables when I need a quick pick me up.
I have found that since I started making green smoothies for me and my family, my body really craves them, and it helps that my kids absolutely love them.  I love that you can pack so many vitamins and nutrients into one little drink, and it really helps me feel energized throughout my day.
I like to use a lot of vegetables in my smoothies, and I have slowly used more and more vegetables, and little by little, we have gotten used it.  In fact, the other day, my husband made a smoothie with a lot of fruit, and I found it to be too sweet.
Read more to check out my latest favorite green smoothie combination.
{Green Smoothie Recipe}
1 medium apple, cored, chopped in chunks
1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped (you can also mix pineapple and mango, yum!)
1/2 cup grapes
2-3 cups green cabbage, chopped in chunks
2-3 cups baby spinach
1 small carrot
1 small stalk of celery
1/2 cup zucchini  squash (yellow or green)
1 small lime (un-peeled and cut in half.  the zest makes it so good!)
1 medium banana”
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2-3 cups crushed ice
Place items in blender*.
Blend until smooth.
*I have a high powered blender.  If you are worried your fruit and vegetables won’t blend well.  Chop them up a little smaller before adding them to your blender.  You can also add a tiny bit of water or kefir, or milk to get it to the right consistency.

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