Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Green Smoothie

Here's something different but still somewhat creative that I do every day, make a green smoothie! I'm a total natural food nut and mostly vegan, so this is a staple of my diet. :) It may sound and look strange but they are really good! This one is a standard, and good for a green smoothie newbie.

A BIG handful of spinach
two bananas
two or three oranges
half a bag frozen peaches
Flax seeds or nutritional yeast for extra vitamins (optional)
2-3 cups of water

I have a high powered blender that will grind up anything but if you have a regular one you might want to skip the seeds. You can make up your own smoothie recipes, I often use frozen berries (plus always bananas) or substitute kale for spinach.

Here's my smoothie! This one is very green. Berry ones are more of a murky brownish purple but they still taste great!
Like my newly acquired Muppet glass? I thought Kermit was appropriate. ;) In case you were wondering, I took these pics outside because the sun was going down and it was too dark inside! You can see I'm still growing a few greens in pots on my front walk.
If you're interested in learning more about green smoothies, check out two of my favorite food sites:

♥ aimee


  1. That sounds great. I'll try it in my smoothie machine. Wonder how it would taste with mango nectar..

  2. Oh I am super stoked to learn about your favorite smoothie blogs. My husband and I have green smoothies virtually every morning (my grandma GAVE me her unused VitaMix. I know!) and I know this sounds dramatic, but it's changed my life. We primarily use kale, but now I must get some spinach to try your recipe.

  3. Hm...intriguing. I usually just mix a heaping scoop of Green Vibrance into V8 every day (and it DID change my life, too, LOL)! May have to try the smoothie thing.

  4. Hey, I have that same blender -and we make green smoothies. We just made peanut butter today. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Umm..,it seems to look very wealthy, I will have to probe it :p, I like so much that kind of smoothies (my boyfriend doesn't, and he always looks at me like if I were a fool when I eat vegetables, lol....men, what could we expect from them...)
    Well, I wanted to tell you that I already have an end stitched craft using your books, it's a diadem, I made it with a long zipper, and I thought that stitching it could result original, I used french stitch and threaded running stitch, and here is the result :D...hope you like it ;), it's my first job with your tecniques!! I'm happy :) (the photo of the diadem it's the last of all)


    Well Aime, I really don't know if you understand something that I often writte to you, I hope yes, because I enjoy so much visiting your blog and writting to you :)

    Kss from the South of Spain!!

  6. Thanks everyone! Any way to eat more greens is a great thing!

    Nina: I always appreciate your sweet comments! Your zipper project looks great, so creative! Thank you for sharing! <3

  7. Awesome! Love your blender and I LOVE green smoothies! Yum :)

  8. We've been blenderless for months, but getting a new blender's at the top of my wish list for November and then I'm excited about trying some green smoothies. The picture pre-blending is so gorgeous! And yes, I do love the Muppet glass!!


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