Mr Green’s green smoothie recipe!

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green-smoothie-vitamixIt’s not often Mr Green takes to the kitchen in order to prepare food.

Although he can produce a fine Sunday lunch, his repertoire generally consists of toast and coffee.

However with the lovely weather we’ve had lately, Mr Green is feeling very spring like and has switched to his annual high raw diet.

Each year, when the temperatures warm up, he’s drawn to ditch his curry and beer in favour of more of the green stuff.

Usually he eats lots of salads, olives, avocados and a bit of fruit which is great but can get a little monotonous.

He’s been watching me use the Vitamix for the past few weeks and started scouring through the recipe book looking for a green smoothie. We all know we *should* drink them, but do they actually taste any good? We both had in mind something pretty unpalatable but with a recipe called “It’s Easy Being Green” he felt compelled to give it a go.

Here’s what’s in it:

It’s Easy Being Green Vitamix Smoothie Recipe

(we’ve halved the original recipe as I wasn’t brave enough to try it!)

1/2 cup (80 gms) green grapes
1/2 orange, peeled
1/4 cup (40gm) pineapple flesh
1/2 medium banana, peeled
1/2 carrot
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 medium apple
approx 200 mls water (or use 3 cups ice)

It sounds like the sort of thing our bunny would love!

So can Mr Green extend his coffee and toast making to creating something more healthy? Take a look at the videos to find out …

4 Comments

  1. Joxy on March 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Oooh Mrs Green has to now try the green smoothie!

    Ooh and try using a bit of lime too.. it really adds a freshness to green smoothies 😀

    I lurve my green smoothies and juices 😀



  2. Shireen on March 28, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Yum! That sounds delicious–especially with the lime (thanks for the suggestion Joxy)!!



  3. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking on March 29, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Oh that looks so delicious and I love Mr. Green’s review!!



  4. Mrs Green on April 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    @Joxy: Oh Mrs Green is still nervous of the green stuff! Give me a plate of cooked broccoli or kale and I’ll happily munch my way through, but I’m just not sure about the idea of raw spinach just yet 😀 Mr Green has been using lime since your recommendation and really enjoying it – thanks!



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