I started my month of getting healthy with a green smoothie for breakfast.
It is a great way to start the month and the day. After I drink three of these glasses (really, three), I have all of the fruits and vegetables I need for the day plus some extras. I also have a full tummy, extra energy, and a few bonus nutrients from flax seed and cherry concentrate.
After trying out a few different smoothie recipes, this is the one I’ve finally settled on…
1 cup pineapple juice
5-7 cups loose spinach
1 Granny Smith apple (cored and cut, but not peeled)
1 cup frozen tropical fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberries)
1 Tbsp. flax seed
1 Tbsp. cherry concentrate
If you have a super great blender, like a Blendtec or Vitamix, you can just throw it all in and blend. I don’t, so I add the pineapple juice and cherry concentrate, fill the blender to the top with spinach, and blend. Next, I again fill the blender to the top with spinach and blend. Then, I add the apple and banana and blend. Last, I add the frozen fruit and flaxseeds and blend until smooth. It makes about 20 oz. of green smoothie, and I drink the whole thing myself. It tastes best right after it is made.
I try to drink one every day and I alternate between breakfast and lunch. I haven’t quite convinced my family to drink them, but I’m still hopeful!