Another Green Smoothie Recipe

I was recently asked by a few folks for the (latest) green smoothie recipe I’m enjoying, so I thought I’d share it more publicly. I believe this one originally came from Yoga Journal:

(Ingredients are in the best order I’ve found for putting them into the Vitamix.)

  • 1c water
  • 1 apple, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1c kale
  • 1c some other leafy green, like chard, spinach, dandelion greens
  • 1/4c parsley
  • 1/4c frozen or fresh fruit such as blueberries, cherries, raspberries

Blend it up and drink.

Depending on what you put in, sometimes the smoothie will be greener or browner. The brown doesn’t look all that great, but it usually tastes fine.

Remember to use ingredients YOU like, or else you won’t like the smoothie! For example, if you hate apples, try a pear instead. If you don’t like parsley, omit it and put more of some other green that’s a similar texture. For example, I don’t usually put celery in my smoothies, because I don’t like it and it flavors the whole thing. This really is a base, and yours to play with, so don’t be scared to experiment. And if you come up with some new concoction you like, please share it!

Here’s a link to some other recipes I posted in the past:
http://kalipatrick.com/?p=1445

Enjoy!

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