Robyn's Green Smoothie
- Optionally, add:
- Put 2 cups filtered water in the BlendTec Total Blender.
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. stevia (herbal sweetener) or
- 1/3 cup agave syrup (low glycemic index)
- 1/4 whole lemon, including peel (high in flavanoids)
- 2-3 Tbsp. fresh, refrigerated flax oil (omega-3 rich oil)
- Gradually add greens until, briefly pureed, the mixture comes up to the 5-cup line (or less if you are “converting”):
- lb. raw, washed greens:
- spinach, chard, kale, collards are your mainstays
- turnip, mustard, dandelion greens, arugula—use more sparingly, as they are spicy or bitter
- lettuces and beet greens are also good—use freely
- try avocado or cabbage or 1-2 stalks celery
- For the adventurous, use edible weeds in nonsprayed fields: purslane has a mild flavor and vines along the ground everywhere; also use lambsquarter leaves, morning glory, and thistle more sparingly because they have a stronger taste.
- Puree greens mixture for 90 seconds until very smooth.
- Gradually add fruit until the container is completely full and blend 90 seconds or until well blended:
- 1-2 bananas to add a creamy texture and sweetness
- 1-2 cups frozen mixed berries (tastes wonderful and makes the smoothie purple rather than green)
- any other fruit to taste: our favorites are pears and peaches, but also use apples, oranges, apricots, cantaloupe (with seeds—very high in antioxidants!), mango, pineapple, anything!
Adapted from greensmoothiegirl.com
Robyn at greensmoothiegirl.com has provided this recipe to get kale, collards, spinach, and chard into your daily diet--easily and without chewing and loading up on salad dressing. She's a mom of four kids who each drink a pint every day!Makes approx. 8 cups of 100% raw smoothie.
Tips: For beginners and those trying to convert children, consider using LESS greens and MORE fruit (especially berries and bananas) in the beginning, gradually working up to a 50/50 ratio as described here. Use just the mild flavors in this transition phase, like spinach, kale, collards, and chard. Add a bit more water if you feel the smoothie is too thick.