Friday, January 2, 2015

Smoothie Friday: Classic Green Monster

One thing I'd like to try on this blog is sharing smoothie recipes. I got really into smoothies about four years ago, when I'd just mix tons of fruits and maybe spinach in the blender with some water (and honey if I needed something sweet), and that would be breakfast. It got me most of my recommended fruits/veggies, and according to my sister, I was a lot less bitchy at work when I had my smoothies.

I started branching out from just fruits and vegetables by adding peanut butter, chia or flax seeds (which need to be ground first in order to get their health properties), kelp, and spirulina. Adding superfoods is one of my favorite ways to really take my smoothies to the next level.

Chia and Flax Seeds are full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for hair and skin. Kelp is high in iodine, which most adults are lacking from their diets. Spirulina is a vegetarian protein in the form of algae (you can't taste it in a smoothie).

When I drink Green Smoothies with all their goodness, I do feel better. I have a lot more energy, and my skin clears up. If you've ever watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, it's amazing what consuming a mostly plant diet could do for you. I've tried juicing, but it's not my thing (It's a LOT of work!).

  • What's your favorite smoothie recipe?
  • How do you like to include fruits and veggies?


  1. We just got a Ninja for Christmas so I'm about to start juicing some stuff.

    1. My sis got a Ninja Blender set for Christmas that came with a blender jar, food processor jar, and mini chopper jar. It's a powerful little machine! If you've got a favorite juice recipe, feel free to share!