I'm a little late participating in the make-your-own-green-smoothies fad, but I guess better late than never, yes? Don't get me wrong, we love green smoothies, but up to this point, they've all been store-bought. A few years ago, my father bought us a juicer, and it's - ahem - still sitting on the shelf, unused. My youngest asks me pretty regularly when we will use it (he loves smoothies), and in fact, he dusted it off about a week ago in hopes that we would try it out. I keep skirting the issue... I think it's the thought of cleaning it out?
Anyway, last week my youngest and I were up early,the morning sun was so pretty and a green smoothie recipe was on my mind. So we made our first green smoothie...in the blender! Not quite the bright green color that you see in the store or on other blogs, but pleasant enough. This one had kale, apple, banana and strawberries and a sweetener or course...maple syrup. It was part of Heather's course so I felt obliged wanted to try it and see. I liked it. My youngest liked it. The others? Well, it was a little too chunky for their tastes. (perhaps I'll try it again using the juicer?)
Do you have a favorite green smoothie recipe (or other smoothie/juice recipe?) Please share it!