After seeing Joe Cross in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, I have decided that I need to add alot more vegetables to my diet. Since I have a very sedentary job(12 hours in one spot), I figured it would help there as well. I will have smoothie for 2 meals per day and a good paleo meal for the other one. I have been doing this for over a month so far and I feel great.
Anyway, I wanted to share the basis of my smoothie that I make everyday for the whole family.
I also find that my children love this and I try to give them 2 serving of the smoothie everyday, but in addition to their meals not as a replacement.
The first thing that has made this process, so much better, is that I got a Vitamix a few months ago and it makes smoothies actually smooth, compared to the blender that I used to use. There is no comparison. Whatever you use, just use the best one that you can afford.
Remember that the ingredients are always changing and I experiment, but stick to some basics. I change it up so that we don’t get sick of having them so often.
Ingredients of today’s smoothie:
2 ripe bananas
2-3 stalks of swiss chard
1 good handful of fresh spinach
1 cup of carrot juice
1 cup of orange juice
a splash of pineapple juice
a few micro greens(right now I have lentil sprouts)
6 mini organic carrots
1/4 cup cantaloupe
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1/4 cup of frozen mango
1/4 cup of frozen peaches
1/4 cup of frozen strawberries
Blend until super smooth and then enjoy for as long as it lasts!
As I mentioned, I switch things up all the time to keep it fresh.
Things that you can consider:
Kale, apples, coconut milk, broccoli, oranges, celery, ginger…
Explore, experiment and enjoy!