Saturday, January 3, 2009

Tropical Green Smoothie

Here is a new delicious green smoothie recipe that I highly recommend trying for yourself. The idea comes from Karen Knowler, the Raw Food Coach. You can find out more about her and getting started on a raw food diet through the link on the Lemon Letter home page. She shared this recipe as a raw food fresh juice. I decided to blend the ingredients rather than juice them. I do, however, juice the lemon and lime. This smoothie is great for sipping on a summer afternoon or for drinking as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Blend the following:

  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple (I don't have to be as careful about peeling off the skin when I plan to blend the pineapple. I don't even cut out the tough core. The Vita-Mix will take care of it all.)
  • Half a medium-sized cucumber (I buy organic and don't bother with peeling)
  • 1 freshly juiced lime
  • 1 freshly juiced lemon
  • 2 celery stalks
  • Handful of organic spinach

As with all smoothie recipes, quantities are approximate. Customization is encouraged.


1 comment:

Rachel said...

I made my first green smoothie today and it was delicious! I used a banana, frozen fruit (today was raspberries), kale, fresh squeezed lime juice, and nut milk. The Vita-Mix definitely makes smoothie-making a cinch!