In a couple threads in the last few weeks some folks have asked about smoothies, i replied about green smoothies, and some folks asked for recipes, and others asked if ya just added veggies to a blender. Instead of answering each individually, i made a new thread for it.
Green smoothies are great for breakfast, and are great for eating more vegetables in your diet, especially green leafy vegetables that usually people only eat during salads. Most folks when they make a smoothie use dairy products and fruit. Green smoothies are just veggies and fruit but a lot healthier.
There are all kinds of set recipes, but really, its just toss in what you have. People usually start with a 60/40 mix of fruit to veggies and over time end up at 40/60 fruit to veggies.
I buy a variety of fruit such as banana, kiwi, apple, pineapple, mango, papaya, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, or whatever looks good when your at the store.
For veggies i buy romaine, kale, cucumber, celery, bean sprouts, spinach, dandelion, chard, broccoli, etc. Again its whatever is fresh, in season, and looks appealing to you. Most of the veggies I buy I never ate prior to green smoothies. Kale, chard, dandelion? Never ate it before.
Then I just grab 3-4 fruits, and 4-5 veggies and throw em in a blender. I toss in some hemp seed for protein, add some water or almond milk, and blend the crap outta it for 30 seconds. My blender is 3-1/2 HP. Ive had lawnmowers with smaller motors
Theres lots of websites out there with all kinds of info on them, google them if your curious about the nutrtional info on them.
Heres this mornings smoothie. Its mango/kiwi/apple/pineapple with celery/cucumber/broccoli/radish sprouts/spinach
The bitter veggie taste is masked by the sweet fruit so it tastes just like a less sweet fruit smoothie, you just have to get over the green color. My eyes say it'll taste bad, it actually tastes good.