Tuesday, January 13, 2009

beginner's green smothie

if you haven't tried a green smoothie, i suggest you give it a shot. they are uber-delicious and super nutritious. there are quite a few recipes online (just google 'green smoothie') - some are more complicated than others. this was the first one i ever made, and it remains one of my favourites. it tastes like yummy orange julius.

  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange
  • 1½ cups fresh spinach
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup water
since there is no added sugar, use a ripe banana - with the little brown specks. if it is under-ripe, the smoothie will loose some of the natural sweetness.

put orange, banana, and water in a blender. blend fruit until creamy, then add the ice and spinach. blend until you have a nice thick smoothie (about 30 seconds). usually 1/3 cup water works for me, but add more water if your blender has trouble with the spinach and ice.

serve in a pink elvis glass, if possible. :)

25 comments:

kishykat said...

this is on my list of things to try in the near future.

Team Piggott said...

So glad you put this out there. It's one of my favorites, but I can't ever seem to get it to turn out like yours!

AnuSriram said...

That a nice colour.. Looks delicious! Can i grab that?

greendogwine said...

LOL "serve in a pink elvis glass" - perfect!

That does look pretty good - and it's super simple - I just may have to give that a whirl!

allularpunk said...

i've never had a green smoothie...this one sounds deeeelicious! and i love your glass ;)

Lauren said...

Cute glass! I love green smoothies!! So comforting! :)

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

that looks really good, and i heart the hunka, hunka, burnin' love glass.

i make a short-cut green savory smoothie with v-8 and spinach, which is nice to have on a hot day.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love green smoothies... but I love your glass even more!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love smoothies and I have not tried a green one! Thanks and I will definitely give it a try.

Mihl said...

That sounds delicious!

jessy said...

i haven't had a green smoothie in a looong time. think i need to try your recipe! it sounds so yummy, and i love your glass! it's so fun!

shellyfish said...

I love green smoothies - but I also think I'm loving your super snazzy glass! wow!

foodfashionfun said...

yay! I've made myself a green smoothie before, it was pretty good! Green food is awesome ( as long as if it is still in date, that is!)

Sal said...

I keep thinking I really should try a green smoothie but have a fear it will taste like lawn in a glass!! Yours does look so pretty though.

VeggieGirl said...

FAAAAABULOUS smoothie!!

JennShaggy said...

I know exactly what you mean. So many of the Thai Vegan places in LA over orange-zestify their orange chik'n. It's a bit much for me, too. These are actually a pretty mild orange flavor, but they would definitely make one bitchin' sate with peanut sauce.
Thanks, lady :)

greendogwine said...

My spicy oats are: a packet of plain oatmeal, an insane amount of Frank's hot sauce, a Morning Star sausage patty, and an egg white! :)

Hannah said...

Nice! I also like to mix up the greens and throw in some kale if I've got it on hand. Dates are also a wonderful ingredient to sweeten things up. :)

Joanna said...

i love green smoothies, too!!! bananas always make them nice, sweet, and creamy. you must put kale in your next one!! i just made kale juice a few days ago and it was awesome. i haven't had it in a smoothie, but i can only imagine that it would be good.

Amira said...

love the pink elvis glass!
i tried a green smoothie from a shop but it tasted gross just like parsley juice i'm sure it would be way better with more fruit, your sounds fantastic
have a great night!

Kristen's Raw said...

I love green smoothies :) And, I love the look/feel of your blog. Great job!

Cheers,
Kristen

testkitchenette said...

Oh yeah, this looks great too! Love the comparison to an orange julius!

Nancy
http://testkitchenette.wordpress.com

Usha said...

I have never tried a green smoothie but the way you describe it sounds yum....cute pink glass :-)

KombuchaCHIC said...

Green smoothies are the best! Great recipe!

Empower Health said...

Love this post!!! I'm going to have to try this : )