Wednesday, August 19, 2009

my new favorite smoothie

I've been eating this smoothie for a few months now so it must be my favorite.

Ingredients for two 16-20 oz servings:
2-4 Tbsp seeds (hemp, flax, pumpkin, sunflower) or nuts (walnuts, cashews)
Add in your supplements if you want (1 ml DHA,4 gentle care vitamins, 6 Osteo-Sun (for 2 servings)
8 oz fresh squeezed orange juice and/or pomegranate juice
1/2-1 cup grapes (optional)
2 dates (optional)
4 oz fresh spinach or baby romaine salad greens, or chard (spinach is least bitter)
1 bag (8-10 oz) frozen berries/fruit (pomegranate kernels, strawberry, raspberry, cherries, mango...)
Another bag frozen berries/fruit or a banana
1 tsp blueberry vinegar (optional, if using salad greens which can be bitter)

Pour the frozen berries in a big bowl, microwave for 30-60 seconds (optional). Put the seeds, nuts, supplements, dates and some liquid (juice/water, say 8 oz) in the blender. Add the greens on top. Blend. After the seeds and supplements get blended, start smashing down the greens to blend that in too. Add in the fruit and liquids and blend. Add in liquid to reach desired consistency. You can also add 1 tsp blueberry vinegar, especially if using salad greens which are more bitter than spinach.

Some of my favorite combinations are blueberries and another berry; pineapple and mango (my all-time favorite); and banana & blueberries or banana & strawberries or banana and cherry (really sweet, like dessert).

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