Smoothies Are Everywhere
There are whole diets and “challenges” built around the smoothie. So what’s the deal? Smoothies are a great way to pack in a bunch of vegetables and fruit. Whole food smoothies (as opposed to juicing) are wonderful, because they contain all of the fiber of the whole vegetable and fruit, but the blender has already done most of the work for you. Juicing removes all of the fiber, which sometimes can be good, but contains a lot more concentrated sugar.
I’ve done a lot of experimenting with smoothies, and this is, by far, my favorite green smoothie recipe.
2-3 cups Cold Water
4 Cups Spinach (or Kale, or your favorite green)
2 Stalks Celery
2/3 Cup Frozen or Fresh Pineapple
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
2 Scoops Protein Powder (Optional)
Directions: Put all of the above ingredients in a high powered blender (I love my Vitamix) and blend until smooth.
P.S. This makes 2 smoothies. Either share or keep the next one for tomorrow morning. This should keep for 2 days in the refrigerator.