Monday, July 26, 2010

Green Smoothies

What is a Green Smoothie?   A smoothie made with greens!  I was first introduced to these last year at the farmers market.  My friends Jeanette and Heidi brought their bike to market and whipped up green smoothies using the bike blender.  We quickly called them the "Fender Blender Girls".   Mixing fresh Kale with Mango and Banana, add some water and you have a deliciously sweet and fresh, good for you Green Smoothie!  Excellent on a hot day, give them a try, you will be surprised.

Here is a link to a page about Green Smoothies:  Search for yourself and you will find lots of information out there, including videos on You Tube.

My personal favorite recipe:

3 large stalks of fresh Kale
1 Banana
1/2 C. frozen Mango chunks
12/ - 1 C. of water, depending on how "loose" you like your smoothies

Put water in blender
Add Kale, I use the leaves only, picking the leaves off of the stem
Add the Banana and the Mango
Blend until all blended smooth.

You can add all sorts of fruits:  Apples, Berries....maybe some Cinnamon or Ginger.  Add a bit of natural sweetener if you like it a bit sweeter.  Mix it up and enjoy! 


Anne-Marie said...

I'm in love with green smoothies! Although, sometimes I get funny looks at the office when I bring in my green concoctions!

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

Yes, I had to convince my hubby to give them a try, and once he did, he liked it.
The green color can put people off, but I love them!