23 February, 2015

THIS WEEK'S GREEN DRINK

When time allows we like to start our day with green drinks. In a perfect world we'd have one every morning, but truth is we shuffled out of the house Sunday morning with bagels and bananas in hand. A full pint glass is enough to get me through until breakfast, but the littles often have theirs with oatmeal or eggs, and Peter always has eggs with his morning greens after hitting the gym.

When I was pregnant with our twins I remember feeling like I lived on green drinks, and the ingredients were out-the-wazoo crazy. I remember molasses and radish and cinnamon... Pregnancy does crazy things to a woman, I say.

Typically we have the same green drink each morning of the week since we have our groceries delivered on a weekly basis, and each week I'll change what we order to add in new flavours.



I try to add three or more green things to each drink. This one has four! And I don't know if anyone actually measures their smoothie ingredients, but I've estimated things below in case you want to follow along. We all love the creaminess of this one.

Ingredients:

2 cups organic curly kale
2 cups organic baby spinach
1.5 cups coconut water

(Toss in blender and blend until smooth)

Add:
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 whole avocado
1 cup frozen berries
1 bananas
1 very ripe mango
about 1 cup organic plain yoghurt

Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.


2 comments:

  1. Love these. Cucumber - oh so refreshing! What a great idea to use the same ingredients each morning through the week. Some Saturday nights I try to put all the ingredients in the blender before I go to bed, and store in the fridge til morning. Then, all I have to do is add the frozen stuff and blend away! :) Easy peasy, and perfect for those crazy busy mornings.

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  2. So, I started taking green juice about 2 years ago after I heard my cousin talking about taking a Green drink product and "alkalizing" your body.

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