Friday, February 5, 2010

Yummy Green Smoothie

Oh my goodness, I just made the most yummy green smoothie, and I had to share it.

2 cups water
1 apple - cored and quartered
3/4 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh - I buy a gallon or two in the summer and freeze them)
3 leaves kale - stems removed - the kale will make it a little chunky, so omit and add more spinach if you are new to the green smoothie thing - the spinach blends well and keeps the smoothie smooth! You can also use swiss chard, romaine, or any leafy green.
1 handful spinach (I added more, but start with less, you can always add more!)
1 handful parsley

Put water and fruit in blender and blend. Then add greens and blend - you might have to add a few at a time, or give them a little push in with a spoon (TURN BLENDER OFF BEFORE YOU DO THIS!!!)

Pour into a glass and enjoy! It will be a lovely dark green, and taste surprisingly sweet! This is packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and a great way to get a couple of glasses of water down too!

Have one of these every morning, and face the day with loads of energy. How cool is that!

If you want more great green smoothie recipes, check out this link: