Friday, June 05, 2009
Fruit Smootie, Veggie Greenie & Supplies for Monday
I'm back with those recipes for our Monday Fruit and Veggie Day. Have fun picking them yourself over the weekend or just pick-them-up at your local grocer. Do feel free to post and share your own recipes using the "Comment" option below!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Serves 2 to 3
8 fresh strawberries
1 ripe banana (could be frozen), cut into chunks
3/4 cup fresh strawberry juice (or black cherry juice)
1/2 cup almond or cashew milk
Ice cubes (optional)
Blend all ingredients and serve. If you want it thicker and colder, add ice cubes.
VARIATION: Add mango, papaya or pineapple for a Tropical Smoothie.
-adapted from recipe in The Healing Power of NatureFoods: 50 Revitalizing SuperFoods and Lifestyle Choices that Promote Vibrant Health
Ba-Ba-Ba-Beeting with Energy!
Serves 2 to 3
3 medium beets, quartered
6 leaves of Romain lettuce
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cut fresh kale
inch of ginger
Juice all the ingredients and serve immediately. Add a squeeze of lemon. Sip slowly and enjoy.
-adapted from "Beet Veggie Juice" recipe in The Healing Power of NatureFoods
If you don't have a juicer, just pick up a carton of all-natural, fresh apple, carrot and fresh green at your grocery or health food store. Check the "Sell By" Dates to get the freshest juice possible. Stay away for the sugary fruit juice drinks.
Also pick up a gallon of distilled water. Festive umbrellas are optional for recommended!