Tuesday, February 8, 2011
VEGGIE BERRY SMOOTHIE
When my friend, Corinne, told me that she drank this concoction every morning I was intrigued. Then she told me it took her about a week to get used to it. Hmmm. I'm not one to mix vegetables and fruit in a drink (see those flecks of green in the drink? spinach) and needing a week to adapt sounded not too tempting.
But downing all those veggies early in the day without the extra sodium found in typical vegetable drinks won me over. Of course, it is full of anti-oxidants, etc. Oddly enough, I got used to it on day three and by day five I found it enjoyable. But remember, Jamba Juice it ain't.
So, ready to toss the following ingredients into your blender?
handful of spinach
handful of baby carrots
one celery rib, snapped a few times
one cup of frozen blueberries
a bit of water or splash of fruit juice (I added 1/4 cup of cranberry pomegranate juice plus water)
I also sprinkled a bit of Stevia for a little sweetness
Blend and drink up!