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Yummy Green Smoothie

Yummy Green Smoothie

It sounds like a bad idea, but it is FAR from that. In fact, a Green Smoothie may just be the best thing that has happened to you! Read on for my Green Smoothie testimonial, and tips on creating your very own...Yummy Green Smoothie

For many, the idea of blending raw vegetables and fruits together and having to gulp it all down without any added sugars seems like a pretty nasty proposition. I too was not too welcoming to the idea of drinking raw spinach, having been tricked as a child (okay, so I was really 15 at that time) to down a shot of wheatgrass juice -- that was hoooooorrid!

But two years ago, I came across an article online singing the praises of green smoothies, pointing out its many health benefits and how delicious they actually taste, and how it is so easy to get addicted to it, and so I decided to give it a shot. It would seem like I have been in the adventurous spirit in recent years, as after I tried making green smoothies, I also took up crochet, something I never ever imagined picking up. There are numerous variations when it comes to knocking up a good big glass of green smoothie -- you could have a more complex combination with 2 vegetables instead of only 1 and up to 4 different types of fruits, or take it easy and just throw 3-4 ingredients into the blender. Do not crack your head over what you 'should' or 'should not' include in your green smoothie, as long as you find that the tastes do not clash, you are set.

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I used to make myself a green smoothie everyday, with one helluva big glass twice a day. After doing this for close to half a year, I decided to take it easy. There were times when I would fret over not having had my green smoothie because I was too busy to make it or because I happened to be out, and as a result I would panic, seriously panic, and I would start feeling that because I missed a day's worth of green smoothie my health was definitely going to deteriorate. Over time, that stress was too much for me and honestly in hindsight, it was a little too crazy too, imagine almost losing my marbles over green smoothies! Now, I drink them whenever I can and I try my best to have one at least 3 times a week. The changes I have noticed are pretty spectacular - my skin not only cleared up, but started developing a glow, and my *ahem* bowel movements are an everyday affair now, twice a day! As a testament to how delish the green smoothie tastes, let me just say that my 22-month-old toddler daughter has been drinking it since she was a year old, she loves it so much I sometimes have to wrangle the straw out of her mouth because she would have finished the entire glass.

 

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I keep preaching about the goodness of the green smoothie to my family and friends, and of course now to you, my readers, because I truly believe it WILL make a difference to your overall well-being and looks. It is not difficult to make and doesn't take up much time. Below I share a few of the green smoothie combinations I have tried before, and I implore you to do try one to start you off on them soon!

The simplest recipe I have tried that tastes heavenly and that I make now regularly is one with - 1 Apple (roughly cut up with skin intact) - 1-1/2 cups Baby Spinach - 1 frozen Banana - 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Tbs Chia seeds - 4 Ice Cubes

The basic leafy greens that I like to use are baby spinach or kale, but you could use romaine lettuce as well. If you want to include another vegetable to the leafy ones, cucumber is a good option. As for fruits, my very basic must-have fruits are apples, bananas and green grapes, in addition to these three basic fruits, I like to occasionally throw in half an avocado (it really gives the smoothie a creamy texture), papaya, watermelon, or blueberries. I try to stay away from adding strawberries to my green smoothies as the combination of the green in spinach and the red in strawberries result in a brownish mucky concoction that really does not look appetising at all. I use strawberries in other fruity smoothies - my simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie (strawberries, banana, cucumber, red grapes) is a favourite with my son. For a smooth consistency, some liquids must be included in the smoothie and I usually add about half a cup of lemon-infused water as I make a jug of that everyday. Sometimes if I have any lying in the fridge, I will crack open a coconut and use the juice as my liquid base. Cold plain water works just as well of course, if you do not have any of the above mentioned. Remember to blend everything long enough for the chia seeds, leafy greens and apple skin to be ground into smaller fragments, as you do not want to be wholly chewing your smoothie -- that is not a pleasurable experience, trust me.

Yummy Green Smoothie

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Yummy Green Smoothie
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Pamela Koh @ Kitchen Missus
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Serves: 2
Kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle with a tall glass of Yummy Green Smoothie!
Ingredients
  • 1 Apple (roughly cut up with skin intact)
  • 1-1/2 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Chia seeds
  • 4 Ice Cubes
Instructions
  1. The basic leafy greens that I like to use are baby spinach or kale, but you could use romaine lettuce as well. If you want to include another vegetable to the leafy ones, cucumber is a good option. As for fruits, my very basic must-have fruits are apples, bananas and green grapes, in addition to these three basic fruits, I like to occasionally throw in half an avocado (it really gives the smoothie a creamy texture), papaya, watermelon, or blueberries. I try to stay away from adding strawberries to my green smoothies as the combination of the green in spinach and the red in strawberries result in a brownish mucky concoction that really does not look appetising at all. I use strawberries in other fruity smoothies - my simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie (strawberries, banana, cucumber, red grapes) is a favourite with my son. For a smooth consistency, some liquids must be included in the smoothie and I usually add about half a cup of lemon-infused water as I make a jug of that everyday. Sometimes if I have any lying in the fridge, I will crack open a coconut and use the juice as my liquid base. Cold plain water works just as well of course, if you do not have any of the above mentioned. Remember to blend everything long enough for the chia seeds, leafy greens and apple skin to be ground into smaller fragments, as you do not want to be wholly chewing your smoothie -- that is not a pleasurable experience, trust me.

 

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