Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Some Green Smoothies Are Purple

Blueberry Smoothie

One of the delightful things about green smoothies is that they don't have to taste green. Fruit hides the green flavor very well. And sometimes the fruit hides the green color, too. 

I rotate the fruits in our smoothies throughout the week in an effort to take advantage of the many nutrients the different foods provide.

Here is the recipe I use when the star of the show is blueberries:

Blueberry Smoothie (makes about1 quart)

2 cups almond milk
1 frozen banana, sliced
1 cup chard, chopped
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 Tablespoon honey

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender* and process until smooth.

*If you don't have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix), chop up the solid ingredients into much smaller pieces to accommodate the lower wattage of your appliance.

Pictured above are two servings from this recipe. Beloved is not the ardent fan of green smoothies that I am, but he does agree to have a juice-glass-sampling of most of my creations (he draws the line at fresh beet smoothies). Then I drink the rest, which is often enough to fill a quart-sized canning jar. That fills me up and I need nothing more for breakfast.

Beloved, however, usually has a bowl of cereal and a couple of links of sausage, or some frozen waffles, or a homemade Egg McMuffin.

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