Last year I got a cool Vitamix Blender for my birthday. I justify this lavish expense by using it almost daily, keeps hubby happy. Folks swear on the energy benefits of the juicing craze. But I hate the thought of spending so much money on fresh fruit, then throwing the nutritious fiber in the bin. Wasteful and less filling !
You must use Avocado and Spinach for that nice green color not to mention goodness. If you run low on Spinach, throw in some green curly Kale. I like Pineapple and Green Stevia for exotic flavor and sweetness. Tip: I finely chop fresh Pineapple cores and freeze it for smoothies. The recipe is flexible. You can substitute Almond Milk with Coconut Water, Pears for Apples and Kiwi for Pineapple. If fruit ripens too quickly, I chop it up and throw it in ziplock bags for future Smoothies. After experimenting with different additions, I’ve changed the recipe SHREK Green Smoothie v3 PDF to include my FAVs, a couple of shots of Coconut Milk and a scoop of Natural Vanilla Bean Kaizen Protein Powder.
I have Lemon Water first, then my Shrek Smoothie followed by my Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes. I might eat As Is, but I usually smear a fine layer of Almond Butter and Maple Syrup/Fruit Spread. Breakfast, my favourite meal. Then Chai Tea before I get on with my day. If I don’t have time for my smoothie, I’ll have fresh sliced Grapefruit as a starter.