Another very easy way to get the health-essential greens into your daily diet. You can easily add 3 cups of raw greens to any single serving of a smoothie and the flavor is great. I suggest experimenting with different greens to see which you like best. Smoothies are supreme because as the blender cuts, it physically shatters the cells of the greens, releasing the immune boosting chemicals. The free-floating phytochemicals are now easier for us to absorb into our bodies.
6 cups greens (6 large kale leaves or 6 cups spinach leaves)
2 cups frozen organic blueberries
4 dried apricots (or figs)
1 cup organic orange juice
2 cups vanilla organic soy milk
Additions: 1 avocado (for more staying power and a lower glycemic index)
Substitutions for soy milk: plain organic Kefir, plain almond milk, plain soy milk
Substitutions for orange juice: organic apple juice or cider
Rinse greens, remove stems. Put everything in a powerful blender, blend until smooth.
A Sustainable Diets recipe, developed by Teri Underwood, R.D., M.S., C.D.