Saturday, November 10, 2007
Good green morning!
Good morning! I just started out my day with my usual workout, followed by a yummy green smoothie. Today, I loaded up the Blendtec with spinach, romaine, cilantro, mango, pineapple and peaches.
I just adore cilantro. I highly recommend combining it with mango in either a green smoothie, raw pudding or mango salsa. However, I will warn you that the flavor can be very strong, so unless you are as big a fan as I am of this delectable green, you might want to start with using only a little at a time.
I didn't realize how much more I appreciate the flavor of cilantro than the average person until I let my mom try one of my cilantro mango green smoothies on vacation this summer. She really liked it (this was her first dip into the world of green smoothies), but mentioned she would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't been so heavy on the cilantro.
Now, my mom has added a green smoothie, almost daily, into her usual routine. She even got a Blendtec for her birthday, so she can easily blend her own green creations.
Anyone can make a green smoothie. All you have to do is combine a mix of your favorite greens in a blender with some liquid and fresh/frozen fruit of your choice. Pulverize the ingredients into a smooth, drinkable concoction (you don't want leafy green pieces still floating around to ruin the experience) and enjoy!
But, if you need some smoothie ideas to get started or to take things up a notch, here are some of my favorites: Green and Gone Smoothie (on the Gone Raw website), California Dreamin Wheatgrass Smoothie, Instant Karma Kale Breakfast Smoothie, Strawberry Maca Mudshake, Freaky Tiki and Stacy's Happy Shake.