20 Oct 2011

elixir of life

I drink this everyday and if I can't, I crave it. It gives me energy to gets me through my day until dinner, hours later. It keeps me full, lean, energetic, happy, glowing, and ALIVE!
I buy my greens from our farmer's market or pick them from our garden, and you should too! =)
Who wants pesticide soup? Not Me. Support organic, local produce.

This is a super-duper basic recipe, I never measure anything, just add things according to taste. Don't add too many greens at once because if it's too bitter you'll have to add more banana, water, dates or other stuff and before you know it you have a pitcher of smoothie that you can't finish yourself and that's only good fresh... uh oh. Don't wanna waste those precious greenies. 

Green Smoothie of LIFE: makes 1 monster smoothie (about 4 cups)

Handful of dino kale (or any other edible dark, leafy green)
Handful of rainbow chard (or any other edible green)
Stick of Celery
Half cucumber
Small handful cilantro or other herbs
Bit of ginger, chopped
Pinch of salt
Juice of 1/2 lemon/lime
1 cup coconut water (electrolytes!) or water
1/8 teaspoon stevia, or a few dates, or a bit of agave - I like things sweet =)
Frozen banana, chopped
2 frozen strawberries, optional

That's all, folks! Blend them all up 'til it's smooth and creamy and sip away. I drink them in my mason jar with a straw and before I know it, the jar is empty.

Like I said, the possibilities here are endless, there's no use in even naming a few because that list will never end! Have fun and enjoy the vitality these smoothies bring.
Let me know your favourite recipe!