Showing posts with label filtered water. Show all posts
Showing posts with label filtered water. Show all posts

Fresh Green Glorious Aloha Smoothie -

This is such a refreshing morning smoothie-- can just feel the chlorophyll pulsing through my system!
This is one of those days when all the work in the garden -- soil amendment, weeding, seeding, watering etc-- seems like it was all worth it! The sky is robin's egg blue, the sun is dazzling, and there is an abundance of fresh greens for the smoothies!  There is really nothing like the HUNDRED STEP DIET (that is, eating right out of your own garden).  No fruit or berries yet, but I have a freezer with frozen fruit in it (so refreshing), bananas and apples! Let's go:


Put the following together in a Vitamix Carafe (or other blender):

  • 2 + handfuls of FRESH GREENS (I used Cilantro, Chard and a Lettuce leaf)
  • 1 C. Frozen Pineapple (or fresh)
  • 1 Banana (chunks)
  • 1 Apple (chopped with core and stems removed, but skin intact)
  • Filtered Water to make 1 +  Quarts/ Litres
Whirl up!  Simple as that... but simple is so satisfying!  


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Nettles in my Smoothie!

Vibrant Nettle Leaves impart the same energy to YOU when you use them in a smoothie!

I was out in my yard this morning and spotted the ingredients for one of my favourite Spring smoothies-- planted during an effort at being more fully  locavor -- Stinging Nettles!  Yes, they are usually run from instead of being seeded in your own yard, but I have my healthy, gardening son to thank for this anomoly, and I do thank him.

 We are very blessed to live where we do, but there are many ways to achieve the same outcomes, even if you live in an apartment in a concrete jungle of a city.

So, here is that favourite smoothie recipe:

**a handful of fresh Nettle leaves
**a cup or more of frozen Dark Sweet Cherries (or other fruit)
**6 Celery ribs, chopped
**1 small ripe Banana (or 1/4 soft, ripe Avocado)
**1/4 C. Chia seed Gel

Spin up in your high speed blender (or do up in a couple of batches in other blender) until smooth and creamy.  Enjoy!  And enjoy the energy spurt!  
This nettle is not the only thing I find under a rock in my yard!


 Go check out the nettles
at West Coast Seeds
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