Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Green Smoothie for Lunch



Green Lunch Smoothie
When I started drinking smoothies a few month ago I tended to favor the fruit smoothies.  After all, they are naturally sweetened by whatever fruit you are using and they look so delicious.  As I researched smoothie nutritional contents and looked for healthier smoothie options I discovered green smoothies.  Green smoothies are vegetable based.  I think of them as a salad in a glass.

Green smoothies can be an acquired taste, especially if you have been drinking a lot of the fruit-based, yogurt enhanced smoothies.  I like my green smoothie because it is a surprise for my taste buds.  It contains half of a lime, skin and all.  It's the lime that adds that certain something that wakes up my mouth.

As I have said before, a key to making a successful smoothie is your blender.  That is especially true with this vegetable-based smoothie because the vegetables really need to be pulverized to get the consistency you want.  One way to help your blender is to be sure to chop the ingredients well before adding them to the blender.  If you find the consistency too thick for you, just add a small amount of filtered water until you get the consistency you want.

My Green Lunch Smoothie
Green Smoothie Ingredients
Print Recipe
Serves 1

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup, peeled chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach or kale
  • 1/4 medium Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, chopped, skin included
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, heated to make pourable

Directions
Chop all of the ingredients and place them in the bowl of your blender.  Blend until the smoothie is smooth and reaches the consistency you like.  If necessary, add water.

The nutritional information for this smoothie is:



At 200 calories you can't go wrong.  Go ahead and give a green smoothie a try.  Take a walk on the smoothie wild side!

Other smoothie recipes:
Raspberry Banana Smoothie

Enjoy!
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2 comments:

  1. The kids and I have green smoothies for breakfast but no cucumber, it is too strong flavored for them and we found adding watermelon to anything makes it taste better! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oooh, I love the idea of adding watermelon. With it being in season soon, I'll definitely try it. Thanks for the idea.

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