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Oh, No >> Not Another Green Smoothie

Posted Apr 24 2013 3:06pm
Oh, yes, my friends, it IS another green smoothie; just what the world needed! I can't help it, I LOVE SMOOTHIES! I'll shout it from the rooftops if I have to. I know, I know, the interwebz are already flooded with smoothie recipes, and lordy knows I've done my share to contribute. But, you see, I've been on a bit of a health kick lately. I attribute it to equal parts spring fever, turning 30, one too many nights of one too many indulgences, and a desire to get in shape for our upcoming summer hikes.

Usually, I drink one smoothie a day, and I have an old standby that I always make (baby kale, banana, cucumber, pear). However, I have been wanting to mix it up a bit and expand to two, and I came up with this yesterday. It's an inspired by a recipe I got from a friend, but I added my own twists.
1 stalk celery
1 c. frozen pineapple and/or mango chunks
1 big handful of parsley
Coconut milk to taste/consistency you like

Blend it up and enjoy!

I toyed really hard with the idea of getting a juicer, but the more I thought about it, I decided that smoothies have got to be better for you since you're not filtering out all of the fiber and pulpy stuff. Instead, I got a new blender thingy ( a Bella Rocket ), and it's been working really well for me. I've been trying out new combinations that incorporate veggies, but still taste good. I mean, it's not hard to make a bunch of fruit mashed together taste great -- it's when you start throwing kale or broccoli into the mix that it gets interesting. Perhaps I'll share some more of my creations with you all... Anyone else out there down with smoothies?

shanti >> sondra

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