I get asked time and time again, “What are you drinking?” Then I have to go into what goes into my morning smoothie, which frankly looks like green slop!
It all started years ago when I was first learning about what foods are really good for you. Flax seeds, greens, lemon juice, etc. I tried desperately to implement all these good foods and basically failed. It was just so hard to fit it all in daily. Then I heard about juicing!! Well, again, another failed experiment. I know the juice is packed full of nutrients but the mess and wasted fiber was more than I could stand. About a year ago along came the information on raw foods…yes, I tried… and yes… I failed again. I needed something easy, simple, quick, tasty and good for me all at the same time! That’s when I changed my protein drinks and fruit smoothies into… “My Morning Greens, Raw Food Smoothie”!! The combination is really whatever you like… which makes it great! I use my Magic Bullet, which is again, very easy to clean!
In my smoothie goes:
3 lettuce leaves – chopped
1 small cucumber
- ½ stalk of celery
- fresh mint or basil
- ½ green apple
Other items I’ve used are kale, spinach, rhubarb… basically anything fresh, greenish or in season.
3 Heaping teaspoons of any combination
Nutracleanse – found at my clinic or health food stores – has flax seeds, psyllium husks and much more!
- Hemp seeds
- Salba seeds
- Other items – chia seeds, golden flax seeds (ground)
- ½ cup wholy tea
- 1 tablespoon chlorophyll
- 1 freshly squeezed lemon
- A slash of cranberry juice or other types of juice
- ½ pack of stevia
I whip this all up and sip at it for most of the morning. It keeps me feeling full and very regular!!
I hope you enjoy inventing your own smoothie! Cheers!