“Green” Smoothies

I thought a  smoothie would be a nice break from the postings I have been doing for Earth Day, Every Day. I actually reviewed Victoria Boutenko’s books last year on Green Smoothies. When you mix greens with fruit, the color is often not green, so green means that lettuce or spinach has been made a part of the smoothie. It can also stand for eating lower on the food chain, that is. focusing on plants leaves, which are usually green.

While Victoria’s book of smoothie recipes are easy to make, I usually make my smoothies with whatever I have on hand. Here’s one recipe for you to try. Count this as Earth Day, Every Day message #8.

Earth Day, Every Day “Green” Smoothie

Ingredients (approximate amounts)

pure water (1/2 – 1 cup)
2 – 3 leaves of organic Romaine lettuce or a handful of spinach or arugula
1/2 organic mango, peeled and cut
1/2 cup organic strawberries, washed & stems removed
1/4 cup organic blueberries, washed & stems removed


1. Place 1/2 cup water in blender. Add greens (lettuce will have to be cut smaller) & blend.
2. Add other fruits and more water for consistency desired. Blend well.
3. Drink within the same day as prepared.

Note: The fruits and greens can be of your choosing. Use what’s in season at the markets and what you have on hand. Add more or less water depending on whether or not you want a very thick smoothie or a thinner smoothie. Also, the type of fruits you choose can be more or less watery, so start with a small amount of water and add as needed.

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