Monday, July 4, 2011

Broccoli leaves are edible... so into my green smoothie they go!

I just harvested a beautiful head of broccoli from my garden... and got to thinking... I wonder if I can use those broccoli leaves in my Green Smoothie this morning.

Now, I've NEVER used broccoli greens before...  so I wondered if you could even eat them.  So I googled it... and found this very helpful list of what's edible from the University of Florida, agriculture department.

And..  YES, the broccoli leaves are indeed edible!  So into my green smoothie they go!

Friday, December 31, 2010

it's spinach day...

Today's green was Spinach!

 I buy the big bags of baby spinach at Costco and just put them right into the freezer.  Each individual leaf freezes perfectly giving me fresh spinach whenever I want some!

So far spinach is my favorite smoothie green!  I find that spinach creates a nice smooth, creamy texture in my green smoothie... and has a mild flavor... not that you could hardly tell with all the puckery flavor of the added fruit!

Today's fruit included 1/2 juice of a lemon, a whole orange, a whole apple, a couple frozen pears, some mixed frozen fruit.

And approximately 1 1/2 to 2 cups of frozen baby spinach!

Blended in my Vita Mix with about 2 cups of water... and TOTALLY enjoyed!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

today's green is Kale...

Just finished putting together my fruity green smoothie!

I rotate my greens everyday... today is Kale!

Into my Vita Mix blender go:
juice of half a lemon, an apple, an orange, a slice of pineapple, seeds of a pomegranate and a bunch of kale!

Washing up my Kale in my favorite organic cleaner, Shaklee's Basic-H2.  Email me for a sample of Basic-H2! 

apple, pineapple, pomegranate seeds...

juice of 1/2 a lemon, an orange... and a big bunch of Kale

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday morning fruity green smoothie

A Smoothie from the other day...
Good morning blogging friends!

I'm sipping on my delicious fruity green smoothie as I write up this blog entry!!!

I gathered up my prewashed fruit, then reached into my biofresh for some greens!

I always wash up my greens just before putting them into my Vita Mix.  I use just a few drops of this organic cleaner.  This stuff is highly concentrated so a few drops will do it!

Watch my wash up video... here...

Into my Vita Mix this morning I put:
1 green apple, cut into chunks
1 pear, cut into chunks
maybe 1/4 cup of frozen pomegranate seeds
1/2 small banana
3 sprigs of Kale
1 sprig collard green
some red leaf lettuce
other stuff...
scoop of ground flax seed
1 serving of ESP
1 serving of this stuff
a little ice
and about 1 1/2 of water

Yummy!  It tastes fruity, it's green, it tastes delicious....  I love that as I sip on this I'm providing my body with fruit, vegetables, and protein.  What a great start to my day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

12 pounds down...

Good morning!

I started out a little skeptical about drinking green smoothies... but I have to say that NOW I'm really enjoying them!  I love the taste!  I love knowing that I'm getting more good nutrition into me!!!

I've even lost 12 pounds over the past month!!!  Yeah!!!

This morning's green smoothie:

  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • whole apple cut up into chunks
  • half banana
  • some pomegranate seeds
  • a few frozen strawberries
  • a frozen pear
  • some frozen spinach
  • 1 sprig of kale
  • 2 sprigs of collard greens
  • couple tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • 1 serving of Cinch, vanilla flavor
All blended up until smooth in my Vita Mix.

Wow... even got my older son to have some this morning!  Now that my friends... is a HUGE triumph!  This is the son who doesn't like vegetables!

You can't even taste the greens!!!! Honest!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Breakfast smoothie 11/9/10

Into my Vita Mix go...
-juice of 1/2 lemon
-whole apple, cut into pieces
-some frozen pear
-some frozen pomegranate seeds
-about 4 tsp of ground flax (makes smoothie... smooth!)
-3 frozen strawberries
-3 sprigs collard greens
-1 sprig kale
-some frozen strawberry leaves from my garden
-about 1 1/2 or so of water
-1 serving of vanilla protein powder

I blended it all up and enjoyed two full glasses while attending a training webinar this morning!

Now off for a walk...