Caroline's Green Smoothie (Sample summer blend)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.1
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.2 mg
  • Sodium: 119.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g

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Introduction

I know this seems insane, it's actually not. I cut and freeze a ton of fruit on silpat lined sheet trays and then keep it bagged when frozen. I pre-dice a giant hand of fresh ginger and also freeze it flat on a silpat, putting it into a pyrex to keep frozen. I buy 5 pound bags of spinach every week.

Every night (assuming I have all prep, if not I take five minutes to chop whatever has ripened in my fruit baskets) I firmly fill one of our glasses (I will use both of these for our smoothies in the morning) with baby spinach and, in a tiny quarter cup bowl placed on top of the spinach, I add the flaxseeds, splenda, and a few shakes of cayenne. This glass goes in the fridge.

I take the other glass and fill it with an assortment of fresh fruit that I have already bagged, adding in my Tablespoon of fresh ginger. I put this glass in the freezer and say g'night.

In the morning I remove both glasses and my container of nonfat yogurt. I first put in the cup of frozen fruit with ginger into my blender. I then fill that empty glass with cold tap water and pour that into the blender. I shake in my little bowl full of flaxseeds, splenda, and cayenne. Then, using that now empty quarter-cup tiny bowl, I scoop out two level scoops of yogurt, depositing them into the blender.Finally, I stuff the spinach from the glass into the blender, cover, and start my blender engine!
I know this seems insane, it's actually not. I cut and freeze a ton of fruit on silpat lined sheet trays and then keep it bagged when frozen. I pre-dice a giant hand of fresh ginger and also freeze it flat on a silpat, putting it into a pyrex to keep frozen. I buy 5 pound bags of spinach every week.

Every night (assuming I have all prep, if not I take five minutes to chop whatever has ripened in my fruit baskets) I firmly fill one of our glasses (I will use both of these for our smoothies in the morning) with baby spinach and, in a tiny quarter cup bowl placed on top of the spinach, I add the flaxseeds, splenda, and a few shakes of cayenne. This glass goes in the fridge.

I take the other glass and fill it with an assortment of fresh fruit that I have already bagged, adding in my Tablespoon of fresh ginger. I put this glass in the freezer and say g'night.

In the morning I remove both glasses and my container of nonfat yogurt. I first put in the cup of frozen fruit with ginger into my blender. I then fill that empty glass with cold tap water and pour that into the blender. I shake in my little bowl full of flaxseeds, splenda, and cayenne. Then, using that now empty quarter-cup tiny bowl, I scoop out two level scoops of yogurt, depositing them into the blender.Finally, I stuff the spinach from the glass into the blender, cover, and start my blender engine!

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    Banana, .5 medium
    Orange, .25 fruit
    Peach, .5 medium
    Honeydew Melon, .25 cup, diced
    Mango, .25 cup, sliced
    Flaxseed, 2 tbsp
    Pepper, red or cayenne, a few shakes
    Stevia, 2 packets (or whatever you use)
    Ginger Root, 1 T
    Water, tap, 2 cups
    Yogurt, plain, nonfat, .5 cup
    Spinach, fresh, 5 cups

Directions

Refer to Into text to see if you want to commit. I do it daily so it is worth it.

All of these things (I like the fruits frozen but they don't have to be!) go into the blender in that order.

When smooth and bright drink it up!

(Generally, I change this up every week depending on what is most beautiful/seasonal at the market, this is merely an example of this morning. I shift fruit according to the seasons but always try to balance at least 5 different fruits so I don't make it too heavy or too light, for ex. all banana vs. all watermelon would be a huge nutritional difference!)

Serving Size: makes 2, 16 oz glasses

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