Weekly Pin: Green Smoothie

Green smoothieI love a good smoothie. I don’t drink them as often as I’d like anymore, mainly because our blender is really freaking loud. But on the weekends, I love a good smoothie. I first got into them because of Meghan Telpner, a holistic nutritionist out of Canada whose enthusiasm is contagious, to say the least. If you’re into good, whole foods (especially vegetarian and vegan, but not exclusively) and using food as medicine, you should really check out her site—oodles of recipes, great nutritional info, and foodie inspiration.

But I digress. I recently stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest for a green smoothie from the Beauty Sweet Spot. I’ve long been a fan of the Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness smoothie, but it’s got a lot more sugar than I’d prefer and is pretty durn expensive. So I gave this recipe a shot, thinking it might be a good alternative, packed as it is with “green.”

This stuff is good. My friend Anna was admittedly skeptical about green smoothies, so I took her a sample to try. She agreed: delicious. For the record, I made it with both cilantro and parsley because I like those herbs—but you can definitely taste them, so if you don’t like those flavors, leave those two out. But for me, it was delicious, refreshing, surprising, and energizing.

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  1. Valerie

     /  April 15, 2013

    I’m glad you liked it! Green drinks scare me – LOL – but maybe one day I won’t be a chicken and will try one. 😉

    • It’s pretty tasty! Not at all frightening. I can’t speak for all of ’em, but this one has my stamp of approval 🙂

  2. I love our Vitamix. Expensive but totally worth it! I throw everything in there and blend away – kale, broccoli, apples, pineapples, you name it. Makes the best/healthiest smoothies! There’s even a smoothie setting! 🙂

    • Oh! Vitamix is awesome! Ours doesn’t have a smoothie setting – maybe that’s a newer model…


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