Monday, April 1, 2013

Now THIS is a smoothie!

"Now THIS is a Smoothie!" smoothie.

My friend Sheri & I stopped by our local produce stand today and picked up some ingredients to add to what I already had at home so that we could make a great big colorful & nutritious lunch smoothie. 

Here are before and after pictures, followed by a list of all of the ingredients that went into this beautiful magenta beverage!



Here's the long list of ingredients that went into this drink. We just experimented and added fruits and veggies to the Vitamix as we went along until we got the taste and consistency that we desired.  This recipe made two servings and we had enough left over to freeze a few cups 
to have later for an evening frozen snack.  This is definitely an entire meal in a glass!

1/2 small pineapple (approximately 1-1/2 cups)
1/2 Cup frozen strawberries
2 frozen bananas
1 small (farm fresh) beet, peeled
2 small carrots, peeled
1 celery stalk
1/2 Cup fresh broccoli
1/4 of a cucumber, peeled
1 kale leaf
2 Tablespoons of Chia Seed gel
2 Tablespoons of Hemp Protein Powder
1 Cup of ice
1 Cup of  unsweetened, cold Celestial Seasoning Acai Mango Zinger Tea
(replace with water, juice or liquid of your choice)