Friday, July 13, 2012

Pale Green Smoothie


Green smoothies are an amazingly nutritious and energy boosting breakfast option. All it takes is greens and fruit to make a basic smoothie. Wash, blend, drink. But sometimes I like to make my breakfast drink a bit special with additional ingredients for extra nutrients and taste. This one that I made today turned out super delicious (so much so that the empty mug got invaded by ants a few minutes after it was put down)! And the pale green colour was so pretty that I just had to grab some pics.

Dates are very rich in iron so I like using them to sweeten foods which are healthy to begin with. Sesame seeds are an excellent source of calcium. Lemon juice helps the nutrients get absorbed better. Turmeric has anti bacterial properties so a small pinch helps to make the raw food more safe.

light green smoothie

1 Handful Spinach
1 Large Banana
8-10 Cashews
5 Pitted Dates
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
Pinch Turmeric
Pinch Salt
Pinch Pepper
Large Splash Lemon Juice

Blend everything together with as much or little water as you like.
Pour into a pretty mug.
Slurp away!

Enjoy. :)

light green smoothie

What kind of stuff do you like adding into your green smoothie?

8 comments:

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    1. Thank you. :) I just saw your art work, they look beautiful!!

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  2. Looks delicious. I wish I could eat bananas. I have to come up with something else to make green shakes palatable. Usually apples and pears do the trick, but I miss the smooth creamy texture that the bananas give it.

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    1. Terry, do you like avocados? They work for that creamy texture.

      I never knew you were allergic to bananas.

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    2. I love avocados! Come to think of it, yes, I use them in shakes occasionally. But often they just get eaten some other way before it comes to that ;-) Sometimes, I just slice in half and eat with spoon ;-)

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    3. Yeah even I end up eating avos either straight or as guac, before I can use them for other cooking experiments. :oP

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  3. what a lovely mint green color! I love dates in my smoothee, and I love smooth dates...wait what I am saying.

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    1. Haha I bet you do and your Crazy Boy would vouch for that. :oP

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