Green Monster Smoothie
Wait! Come back! Greens are good! They're packed with enough antioxidants guaranteed to put a pep in your step in addition to tasting great in this delicious smothie. Not to mention Green is in thing, you know, and will you look at that color!
My own concoction contains lots of parsley, which is zesty, but has coveted tumor-fighting properties for a cancer warrior like myself. I add enough fruit to tone down the spice of certain greens, and you're welcome to adjust to your liking, but be warned that too much fruit just makes it another sugar-laden fruit drink. Kris Carr, Wellness Guru and Crazy Sexy Cancer Chick, recommends sticking to a 1/3 fruit to 2/3 veggies rule to keep your sugar intake balanced with everything else. This recipe reflects that, but you may have to adjust to your personal taste.
Go on and get your GREEN on!
- Put banana and orange in blender, blend until juicy and mixed.
- Add greens and blend until GREEN!
- Add the rest of your fruit, veggies, and flax or chia (if desired), blend until smooth.
- Add a bit of water or ice if too thick.
- Enjoy the deliciousness and health benefits daily!
Please tweak to your taste, and remember that some combinations of greens are better than others. I know some people are averse to cilantro, even though I find it quite scrumptious! And raw kale is not for everyone, so if you're not sure about something, go light on it at first, so you don't ruin a whole blender full of fruit!You can keep the smoothie refrigerated for up to a day, but it's best enjoyed right away.