Monday, January 14, 2013

Glowing Greens Smoothie

When I posted a picture of my green smoothie on Instagram last week, I got simultaneous text messages from both of my sisters asking if that is what my lunch looked like after its been chewed. Silly sisters. If you feel the same, this recipe is probably not for you but if you have joined the green smoothie party, too, this is a one! 

I personally LOVE throwing a bunch of vegetables and fruit in a blender for a nutritious breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack. At nearly 20 weeks pregnant, I have never been so thirsty in my life and I am constantly gulping down water. Lately I have been craving juicy fruits like oranges and pineapple and I love snacking on celery. Mixing up a green smoothie helps quench my thirst and I'm getting tons of good nutrients as well. These are also an excellent source of vitamins for your skin! Hence...the glow before the greens in the recipe. When combining ingredients in a green smoothie, I find that some apple almost always adds just the right amount of sweetness so that you don't feel like you are sipping on a celery and spinach milkshake. 

I don't have a juicer yet, but I'm thinking that's next!

Glowing Greens Smoothie

1.5 cups water
2 romaine leaves
1 stalk celery
handful of baby spinach
1/2 apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 banana
juice of 1/2 lemon

Mix everything up in a blender until smooth. Add ice for texture, substitute water for almond milk, or even add in some fresh berries! Smoothies have no rules in my world. If it's still not sweet enough, try adding some Stevia. 

1 comment:

  1. 1) lovie I am on the search for a reasonably priced juicer lets compare notes ;) 2) I love the candy cane striped straw