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Friday, January 27, 2017

Food Friday: Green-ish Brown-ish Smoothie!

Lately I have heard a lot of talk about the health benefits of "green smoothies".  It seemed like an interesting idea, especially since some years ago a friend was feeding her young children green smoothies for breakfast.  Apparently the children just plain sucked up these smoothies with great pleasure.

This is how I made ours which made two LARGE smoothies.  Next iteration will be half size.  Good nutrition has to include common sense and small portions.

2 cups orange juice
2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach

Blend these in your blender for AT LEAST one minute until the spinach has COMPLETELY turned into juice.

Add 1 cup frozen strawberries and 1 cup frozen banana chunks.  (When bananas become very ripe-which they inevitably do-I chunk them up, put them in a freezer bag, and put into the freezer to be ready for a smoothie.)

Blend until very smooth and serve immediately.

Next time not only will I decrease the size of the smoothie but I will add ground flax seed meal and maybe even some turmeric....The added yellow of the turmeric cannot make the appearance any worse.

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