Lately, we’ve been making some fantastic fruit + veggie smoothies in the morning. We’ve both noticed a tremendous amount of energy & alertness after drinking these smoothies the first couple of days (almost like caffeine, but better).
As far as the recipe goes, we’ve really been switching it up a lot, using whatever we have available. We like to use one banana, some berries (strawberries/raspberries/blackberries/blueberries), other fruit if available, some spinach or cruciferous vegetables (especially Kale, due to it’s high Calcium & micronutrient content), ground flaxseed, fortified rice or almond milk and ice.
The use of large amounts of fruit and berries really masks the veggie flavor, so these type of smoothies should be enjoyable to just about anyone. The only one that we really haven’t liked was a smoothie that we decided to try brussel sprouts in. The brussel sprouts were a bit too overbearing in taste and we didn’t dig that one.
my recipe varies- for 2 smoothies
usually use around 3 to 4 cups of spinach, 1 or 2 bananas, strawberries, blueberries, 1 peach, 1 pear, a little rice milk (fortified) and some ice. today I used 1 container of soy strawberry yogurt also.
when we get a better blender I want to add some other veggies- like carrots =)
and I’ll probably use some apples next time.