I learned about Green Smoothies about a year ago and have been amazed that I can get my son (who hates all veggies) to drink them.
Put 2-1/2 cups water in Blender
Raw, washed greens (spinach, spring greens, romaine, chard, kale, collards)—I add a bunch till the blender’s full of greens and water.
2-3 Tbsp. flax seed (or flaxseed oil) ***You can skip this too if you don’t have it
1-2 cups frozen berries
Any other fruit to taste: pears, peaches, apples, apricots, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple
When all blended, pour out into a cup and enjoy, or keep it in the fridge and sip it throughout the day to keep from bad snacking.
Now, if you just can’t get past that puke green color (which my husband can’t), then here’s a way to mask it.
Green Chocolate Shake
2 cups milk
3 cups spring greens (or any other greens)
2 ripe bananas
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soy sauce (yes! I didn’t make a typo; this somehow brings out the chocolate flavor)
¼ cup honey or agave nectar (or if you’re lazy like me, just regular sugar)
½ cup cocoa powder
2 cups ice
Blend all ingredients together in a blender. I love how frothy and thick these are.