A green smoothie can be made with just about any combination of fresh fruit and greens. The key to making it tasty and thus, drinkable, is to create the right balance so that the smoothie is sweet. Here is what I've come up with, just for starters:
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup fresh or frozen red rasberries
- 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks (if frozen, defrost slightly in the microwave)
- 1-2 cups water
- 1-2 T. honey
- about 2-3 cups fresh spinach, ripped into smaller pieces
In a blender, combine fruit, water, and honey for about 45 seconds, until well blended. Add spinach in batches, blending well between each batch. Add slightly more water if needed. Pour into glasses and enjoy any time of day!
All of the quantities are just my approximations, so feel free to experiment. For even more ideas on ways to use different ingredients in green smoothies, be sure to check out all the recipes on the Green Smoothie Challenge post. So...are you ready to take the Green Smoothie Challenge?