I am so not a veggie lover. I could never eat all the veggies in a day that I’m suppose to so instead I’ve figured out a way to get around that. I drink them!
The idea of green smoothies first came to me after reading many blogs on the subject. I had already been making myself a fruit smoothie everyday to get my required fruits in, so it really appealed to me that I could add some veggies at the same time and be done with it. So that’s what I do.
Every day for lunch I make myself a big tall glass of yummy green smoothie otherwise known as hulk juice to my kids. They are absolutely delicious and believe it or not I actually crave them now if I don’t have one. You can’t really taste the spinach at all and the fruit adds a nice touch of sweetness. This is how I make mine but there are many different varieties and combinations you could try.
Org Junkie’s Daily Green Smoothie Recipe
One blender full of baby spinach (or a combination of any type of greens)
Approx 1 1/2 cups of cold water
Pulse and puree first two ingredients for a couple of minutes until well blended
(Note: because I don’t have a fancy blender, blending the spinach and water FIRST is the one step that made the biggest difference for me towards creating a green smoothie that was nice and creamy instead of thick and pasty)
Add to blender two to three cups of frozen fruit (any kind you like, I usually use the mixed fruit from M&M’s)
Blend until mixed and creamy
Add a couple of tablespoons of ground flax
Drink up and enjoy!
(equals two servings)
Now if you are a bit reluctant to go all in at first you might want to start with a higher ratio of fruit to greens until you get use to it. There really are no rules. It’s just such a great way to get in a whole bunch of fruits and veggies in a really easy and delicious way.
If you have trouble eating your veggies, drinking them is a great alternative!