This is my favorite Green Smoothie Recipe. It’s part of my daily routine & has become foundational to my health. And, it’s not too hard of a habit to develop. If you drink this daily – you will have more energy, get sick less frequently & your cravings will vanish.
stuff you will need:
- 3 cups water
- 1 scoop protein (try Sunwarrior vanilla or MRM veggie protein)
- 1 banana (peeled)
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1 small piece of pineapple
- 1 carrot
- 1 stalk of celery
- 10-12 sprigs parsley
- 10 or so dandelion greens
- ⅔ cup broccoli
- 1 leaf – red chard
- 1 leaf – collard greens
- 1 leaf – kale
- 2-3 cups spinach
- 1 small slice of ginger root
- a few small mushrooms is great, too!
- 2 cups ice
what to do with the stuff:
- place all stuff in your Vita-mix
- turn on (blend until smooth)
- put ice in at the end so it gets cold.
NOTE: *You may have to experiment with the amounts of liquid, ice and produce to get the consistency that you like from your blender.
This will make a full 64 oz. Vitamix blender full. Pour it into two 32 oz Mason jars & stick in the fridge. They will taste great for a couple days. By day 3, it will get a little funky. Always best fresh!
Try using smoothies as snacks. Drink one mid-morning between breakfast & lunch. Then drink another one mid-afternoon between lunch & dinner. Not only will it curb your appetite, it will keep you energy level consistent & give your immune system a huge boost!
P.S. Don’t be afraid to start with just the fruit & some spinach. That’s a great starting point. Then, slowly over time, add another veggie & another one, until you eventually get up to this whole pitcher.