This green smoothie tastes great, is great for you packing in lots of nutrients and plenty of veggies and will definitely be a great way to stay cool this summer. Green smoothies are a wonderful way to start your day, they’re loaded with nutrients, cold, and super quick to make (about 5 minutes in all) and you can even take them on the road to work, summer travels, etc.
This recipe is great because it doesn’t have hard to digest items, not many ingredients so the end taste is pleasant, its also easy to digest because there are no seeds, nut or such incorporated. And best of all these are ingredients that are available to people year round and most people have access to them locally.
1 – 1 1/2 cup of filtered water
5-9 ice cubes (I use filtered water to make my ice cubes – I use more because I love this super cold, adjust to your taste buds)
1 organic apple
1 organic pear
1/2 – 1 heart of organic romaine
2 handfuls of organic spinach
2 stalks of organic celery
juice of 1/2 organic lemon
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and mix until desired consistency is achieved (I add the water, then greens, celery, apple, pear, and blend for about 30 seconds > then I add the juice of half a lemon and the ice and blend for about 30 seconds more on high speed)
Serve immediately nice and cold
to ensure a tasty green smoothie for all newbies avoid combing lots of ingredients, use lots of ice and pick less pronounced greens (such as spinach, cucumber and celery)
*you can also substitute the apple & pear for 1 cup of frozen berries (try blueberries or raspberries) the color will change but will still having vital nutrients