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07-10-2006, 08:41 AM
Good morning everyone,
I was surfing the web over the weekend and came across a book I think I want to buy: Green for Life. It has all kinds of green smoothie recipes. I'd like to get more greens into my smoothies, but am afraid of screwing it up and having to waste my fruit. Can anyone share a recipe or 2 to get me started? Anyone have this book? Would you recommend it or another one?
07-10-2006, 09:03 AM
I highly recommend the book, very informational and interesting. You can basically use any fruits...most use bananas or nut milk as a base for smoothness...then you can add whatever you are in the mood for (strawberries, other berries, a mango, apples, pears, whatever you would like). I like to use mostly spinach for the greens as it is mild and tasty. I hope this helps somewhat. My favrite combination that I have tried would probably be
*banana-mango-spinach (oh put as much greens in as you would like, they go in according to taste)
on hot days I sometimes add ice or use some frozen fruit
07-10-2006, 09:24 AM
My favorite (and I have tried a few!) is a variation on the one found at this site: TheRawTable.com (http://www.therawtable.com)
about a cup of water
about 2 cups of spinach (I just grab two handfuls)
about 1-2 T honey or agave
1-2 T flax seeds (ground or let your high power blender grind them in the smoothie)
Blend until smooth and enjoy. This a staple in our home.
07-10-2006, 10:37 AM
ellenalesa: there are soooooo many recipes here for green smoothies; The book Green For Life, after Allisa's book is a great book to have. And to get you started here are two links.
http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9853&highlight=Victoria+Boutenko RAWgards Joz
07-10-2006, 11:44 AM
1 peach or a few strawberries
honey or agave to taste
1 small avocado or 1/2 a large one
big handful of spinach
water as required to get right consistency
The ginger adds a kick and it is totally yummy.
07-10-2006, 12:14 PM
Hey Ellen and Friends!!
I, too, have recently discovered the awesomeness of Green Smoothies; I am definitely hooked, too...... so far, my fave is a breakfast smoothie I found on this site somewhere, but modified to make it "GREEN" :p
Here's the scoop!!
8 oz of water
2 Tb Tahini
2 Tb honey
1 tsp cinnamon..... I blend all this up in the blender, and then add
3 big leaves of kale
I peel it off the stalk and YUMMY :D
sometimes I add ice or other fruit or greens, too, but this is the base... once you try it, you'll be hooked.... the tahini makes a sesame milk...
This one's LOADED with CALCIUM the lean, green, calcium machine ;)
07-10-2006, 12:51 PM
I haven't had this in a long time, but I used to just LIVE for
2 ripe pears (green or bosc)
a whole lotta spinach.. to taste
it's so delicious! Creamy, light, sweet...
07-10-2006, 01:00 PM
don't be afraid of putting greens in your smoothies! The sky is the limit and I don't think I have ever had a bad combo. Start with a handful of greens and increase as you get used to it. I have heard, however, that mustard greens are not so great and if you are putting apple you should probably put another fruit too for consisitency. I put banana in every smoothie I make to make it thick and creamy.
Today I had
green leaf lettuce
07-10-2006, 02:39 PM
These are links to two threads I did on smoothies:
i drink green smoothies almost every morning and have tried many recipes but this base recipe remains my favorite (portions are to fill a vitamix/64+ounces):
1 bunch of kale or spinach
1 or 2 apples
handful red grapes
small handful of soaked almonds or soaked brazil nuts
about 12 ounces of almond milk (from soaked almonds)
small handful of goji berries
tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil
approximately 2 cups of ice
tablespoon raw agave nectar (if wanting it sweeter after first taste)
07-10-2006, 03:07 PM
1 glass water
= 4 cups
07-10-2006, 10:20 PM
Since we have a bumper crop of lettuce, I have been trying smoothies with lettuce instead of the regular kale, collards, or spinach. Very mild and tasty! I have used mango or apple for the fruit and it is great!
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