Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Green Thirst Quencher...
Admittedly these are not the best pictures I’ve ever taken. Being winter my yard is desolate, mud splattered and leaf strewn, but it was a sunny day and rather warm so I thought I’d take advantage. Unfortunately after clicking only two pictures my battery unexpectedly died out. With no back up battery charged and at the ready, and being in something of a ‘time crunch’ I decided the hell with it and just hoped the two pictures I was able to take weren’t blurry. I have the very bad habit of turning my camera on before I’m quite ready, and leaving it on while I set up shots and move things around. I’m working on rectifying that, but sometimes old habits die hard you know?
But enough about my camera work and onto the smoothie. I’ve been neglecting my green smoothies over the past week, don’t know what happened really, guess I just fell off the wagon. After not having one for about a week I was really craving one today, and boy was it satisfying. It was super green and super delicious. All the flavors blended so well together and not one was more overpowering then the rest. The perfect way to start my morning.
Green Thirst Quencher
1-2 Clementine Oranges
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Large Banana
2 Handfuls Spinach
1 Handful Snap Peas (about 15-20 pods)
2 C Water
1 ½ tsp Spirulina Powder (Optional but highly recommended)***
1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
1-2 Packets Stevia (Optional)
- Place all ingredients except stevia into a high-speed blender and blend for 30-60 seconds until completely smooth. Taste for sweetness and add stevia if desired. Blend another couple seconds to incorporate and serve.
*** Note - While the Spirulina is optional I highly recommend it. It’s so nutritious and good for you, and it lends a really unique flavor to whatever you put it into. I love the stuff personally, but if you don’t have it on hand don’t sweat it, the smoothie will be just as tasty without it, you just won’t get that added nutritional benefit from the blue-green algae.***