This blog post is from one of my contributors Sara.
Yes, that’s how my son says “smoothies.” He begs for them! Seriously, both you and your kids can benefit from a daily green smoothie. It’s a great way to get veggies into a picky eater (adult or child!) I got on the smoothie kick as part of a cleanse after attending a detox seminar at Red Mountain Spa (awesome place) and reading the book “Clean.” As Dustin talks about on his website, it’s important to get this post-workout nourishment for your muscles. (no more than one hour afterwards).
Sara’s Green Smoothie
2 cups coconut water
1 cup lowfat milk or almond milk
1 scoop protein powder such as featured on Dustin’s site http://dustinmaherfitness.com/prograde/
½ ripe banana or 1 cup frozen berries
1 apple or pear, skin on, cored
Fresh ginger- one inch
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
Large Handful of spinach or other greens
1 tbs. Chia seeds (Selba)
Blend until smooth! Serves 2. It keeps in the fridge just fine for a day.
Other things that I love to add to smoothies:
Dates (great to use to sweeten if you don’t have fruit on hand)
Parsley (you wouldn’t believe how good it is for you!)
What’s your favorite “moothie” additive?