I'm enjoying the green smoothies soooo much! Fresh, fresh, fresh! So full of nutrients, they almost jump out of the glass! Energy, energy, energy!
AND SIMPLE - my first rule!
One of the tenets of green smoothies is to vary your ingredients, especially the greens, so that you don't have the same smoothie twice in a row. That is definately not hard to do - the combination prospects are literally endless. Use your favorite fruits, add some greens. Presto!
So to help me keep track, I'm adding a sidebar on what my smoothie of the day is, a week at a time. Some days there may even be two. There will be repeats of favorites, of course - right now they ALL are - but with a list in front of me (posted on the fridge), I will keep the juggling going.
Some TIPS: blend fruits and any liquids used first; then add greens. Keep some bananas frozen at all times, and other fruits as you can.
You don't need fancy equipment - a knife, cutting board, and basic blender will work just fine. I juice the old-fashioned way - by hand. Squeeze the stuffings out of those lemons and oranges :)
One more note: smoothies are FOOD, not beverages to be slugged down. You risk experiencing the 'green-apple quick-step' if you drink too much too fast. Give your system time to work with the smoothie - "CHEW" each mouthful a few times, to mix in saliva and begin digestion of this easy-to-assimulate super nutritious food.
So give a green smoothie a try - you'll be surprised how tasty, refreshing and filling they are.
And your body will rejoice!