And…it’s easy to make and tastes refreshingly delicious.
1 apple or pear, washed and cored, but with skin (I use seasonal fruit like blueberries when available)
4 celery stalks or cucumber
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce (spinach makes this sweeter)
1/2 large Haas avocado
1/4 bunch mint, stems removed (can also use basil)
1-inch of fresh ginger
3-4 cups filtered water (depending upon your texture preference)
Put everything in Vitamix or blender and blend.*
*I store the extra in an airtight glass-jar and drink through out the week.
If you’re someone who like me, is more likely to want to use whatever is in my fridge, here’s smoothie guidelines to use what you have:
Theses guidelines below are for making your own or for when you want to build your own at a juice bar.
- Create a smoothie with a 3:1 ratio of vegetables to fruit. For every three servings of veggies, one fruit is added. If you are new to the smoothie world, start with milder veggies like spinach, romaine lettuce and cucumber or by adding more fruit to create a 3:2 ratio. In a week or two after your taste buds change, you’ll enjoy the 3:1 ratio equally as much.
- Add fat for a great nutritional return on investment! Avocados and full fat coconut milk are my favorite choices.
- Store in an air-tight glass container in your fridge to maximize nutrient retention. Bell jars do the trick beautifully.