Monday, January 28, 2013

January 28 2013

It is hard to believe that January is almost over.  Fully into this new year!! I think when the first month of a new year ends, we are furious to enlist ourselves in either going forward with our "resolutions" or we give them up!!.  

Where are you at?  I, struggle, to maintain resolutions, as we all do.  One I have firmly in place is to drink less coffee and enjoy Green Smoothies each day.  Since I have been asked to be part of the upcoming publication of What Do Raw Fooders Eat by Nomi Shannon, Raw Gourmet Chef, I have to put together a week long food diary.  Taking shots of my method of making this smoothie is part of the project.  I thought I'd share this info with you!!!

Green Smoothies have become a very popular "drink" among vegetarians and other natural foodies.  I use to think of them as juice with spirulina powder or blue green algae powder added.  However, I found out I had one notion of the green drink....but truely a "green smoothie" is juice with spinach, kale, or romaine lettuce blended into the juice.  I started getting more serious about this "breakfast of champions" at the beginning of 2012 and it has now become a stable in my life and dietary routine. 

 Here are the beginning ingredients.  Lots of greens stuffed tightly into a narrow mouth mason jar.

Did you know that your Oster Blender Blade would fit on this narrow mouth Mason Jar? A most interesting technique.

These are some other ingredients I like to add!!!  I blend the juice, green, and any other additions  together.  After this is blended well I will add some frozen fruit like banana's, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries etc. and blend again. You get the idea!!!  This has become my staple breakfast and lunch!!!  

Remember to peel your banana's before freezing!!  Enjoy!!  Perhaps this can become your breakfast of Champions.

1 comment :

Taylor Wilson said...

I like what you're doing here. I'm a vegetarian and I appreciate all the fascinating things you're talking about. I'm definitely going to be trying this!