Lindsay S. Nixon is a rising star in the culinary world, praised for her ability to use everyday ingredients to create healthy, low fat recipes that taste just as delicious as they are nutritious. Lindsay's recipes have been featured in Vegetarian Times, Women's Health Magazine and on The Huffington Post. Lindsay is also a consulting chef at La Samanna, a luxury resort and four-star restaurant in the French West Indies. You can learn more about Lindsay and sample some of her recipes at happyherbivore.com
And now for today's post:
I love a good green smoothie! I was introduced to them about a year ago and can't believe I never thought of this before. Veggies mixed in with fruit so you can hardly taste them? Awesome!
I make this recipe most often:
1 1/2-2 cups soy/rice/almond milk (whatever you've got)
1-2 giant handfuls of carrots
1-2 giant handfuls of spinach or 2-3 leafs of Kale, whichever I'm in the mood for.
1-2 cups of your favorite frozen fruit. (I use the festival blend from Costco. It has mangos, pineapple, papaya, and strawberries.)
Throw it all in your blender until nice and smooth and enjoy! (Sometimes I'll add in some silken tofu for extra protein, orange juice for a different flavor, blueberries, really you can use whatever you like. That's the beauty of the green smoothie.)
I've also made this recipe and enjoy it.
2 baby cucumbers
2-3 stalks of celery
1 green apple
2 giant handfuls of spinach or 2-3 leafs of kale
A can of pineapple, juice and all
This website has a really great recipe.
And another great recipe:
Green Monster Smoothie
1 banana, roughly chopped
4 or 5 strawberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 small peach, peeled and roughly chopped
1 heaping cup (or more) fresh spinach leaves, thoroughly rinsed
splash vanilla soy milk (or more to get it churning)
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup crushed ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
*this recipe makes a very large smoothie- two could easily share.
I know that there are a million different ways to make a green smoothie and hundreds of ingredients you can put into them, what are some of your favorites? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear how you make yours.