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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Green smoothie template for basic 5 cup blender :)
ELYSHA'S GREEN SMOOTHIE TEMPLATE
recipe was designed for a basic 5 cup blender.
Makes 3 pints of
**I would start with
1 pint to 1 quart of smoothie at least 3 times per week. Smoothies can be made the night before and
last up to 48 hours. Make sure to shake
well before drinking if you don't drink them right after making. I use pint and quart mason jars to store. If done at night they are the fastest and
most powerful nutrition you can have in your day. Not to mention how to get great nutrition into your family's diet. Have anyone hurrying out the door grab their smoothie out of the fridge and be on their joyous way. The easiest way to eat 7-12 servings of raw
greens and fruit full of enzymes and nutrition!!!!!!
Rock out ingredients:-
*2 cups water
*2 handfuls of greens--start out with spinach
then can add: a leaf of kale, half a stalk of
chard, mixed greens, any variety of cabbage (bok choy, raddichio, etc)
or add a little of: mustard greens, arugula, beet greens-
There are so MANY greens!! See what's available in the greens produce section
at your local grocery store.
HINT:You can freeze greens!!! There is no need for greens to go bad in your
fridge before they are used. This is
also helpful during harvest time from your garden. Put greens into a freezer bag and throw them
in the freezer. Viola! Handy greens for anytime:)
until greens are well mixed
*Choose about 1, 2 or 3 from the following choices
household counter fruit-
HELPFUL HINT:Buy reduced priced bananas that are red taped at the store and are "over-ripe" then freeze them in gallon freezer bags! I ALWAYS use bananas in our smoothies, they are a great sweetener. I at
least use 1 frozen and if I have an unfrozen one I use both.
name it!- use your imagination!
T of flax meal (buy flax seed and grind your own in a coffee/spice grinder)
*1- 1 1/2 Cups of frozen fruit
Choose from "mixed fruit" blends (Costco
or Sam's Club)
Any frozen berry (raspberry, blueberry,
Frozen berry blend (also found at Costco or Sam's
HINT: If you are
nervous about your children's reaction to a "green" smoothie, make
sure to put in some frozen berry blend.
They change it into a perfect purple shaded smoothie!