Green Smoothie Challenge

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What I’ve noticed is that I have favourite veggies I put into my green smoothies, and just switch around the fruit. I’m thinking once I finish the batch of veggies in the fridge, I’m going to try something new. Until then, here are my latest green smoothies.

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Simply blend together the following for the All The Way Green Smoothie:

ingredients

1 apple (peeled)
2 cucumbers
2 cups spinach
1 cup coconut water
1 cup ice

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And this one was pretty good. Blueberry Delight Smoothie.

1 punnet of blueberries
2 cucumbers
2 cups spinach
1 cup water
1 cup ice

Do you have any green smoothie concoctions you want to share?

Going Green Smoothie Strong

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I’ve been experimenting with adding more nutrients to my green smoothies. This next smoothie I’m calling the Green Acai Berry Smoothie. I found this freeze dried powder in my local health food store, and decided it would be great in my smoothies. The great thing about acai berries are the health benefits. Such as:

– High in anthocyanins, which have the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream
– Aids in weight loss
– Helps upset digestive systems – they have a detoxication capacity
– Contain anti-inflammatory properties
– Very high in Vitamin C
– Energy boost

Source: Global Healing Centre

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Simply blend together the following for the Green Acai Berry Smoothie:

ingredients

1 cup green grapes
2 cucumbers
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon Acai Berry Free Dried Powder
1 cup water

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Do you have any green smoothie concoctions you want to share?

Green Smoothie Gone Red

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My first smoothie drink, Peach Coconut Dream lasted two days, and today I made up a new batch. I’m calling it the Gone With The Red. The beetroot turned the smoothie red, but it was still very delicious.

Because today’s challenge is to add protein to the smoothie if you’re using it as a meal substitute, I added a handful of almonds on the side. It’s a hot summer day here, so it was perfect to sit outside with my chilled smoothie and almonds:)

On a separate note, I’m using my Bubba Gump glass I got from the New York Times Square restaurant when I was there last year. So many fond memories.

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Simply blend together the following for the Gone With The Red smoothie. I made mine a bit chunky:)

ingredients

1 cup ice
1 medium sized raw beetroot (peeled and diced)
1 nashi pear
2 cups spinach
1 cup coconut water

 

Do you have any smoothie concoctions you want to share?

30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

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I ran across this challenge on twitter, and considering I’m currently doing a bit of a detox requiring me to eat only fruit and vegetables for a couple of days, what better thing than to join The 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. It will also encourage me to eat more green, leafy veggies too, which is always a plus.

If you’re interested, click on the image above to be taken to the site. So, for my first smoothie, I’m making a Peach Coconut Dream, which is a recipe from Simple Green Smoothies.

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Simply blend together the following:

ingredients

1 peach
2 cups Grapes (frozen or fresh)
2 cups spinach
1 cup coconut water

Makes 4 – 5 cups

Check out Simple Green Smoothies for more gorgeous recipe inspirations.

The peach coconut dream was delicious. I didn’t blend it too heavily, as I like the chewable bits of spinach. It’s quite a sweet smoothie. I’ll be making it again.

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Do you have any green smoothie concoctions you want to share?