Oh, No >> Not Another Green Smoothie

Oh, yes, my friends, it IS another green smoothie; just what the world needed! I can't help it, I LOVE SMOOTHIES! I'll shout it from the rooftops if I have to. I know, I know, the interwebz are already flooded with smoothie recipes, and lordy knows I've done my share to contribute. But, you see, I've been on a bit of a health kick lately. I attribute it to equal parts spring fever, turning 30, one too many nights of one too many indulgences, and a desire to get in shape for our upcoming summer hikes.

Usually, I drink one smoothie a day, and I have an old standby that I always make (baby kale, banana, cucumber, pear). However, I have been wanting to mix it up a bit and expand to two, and I came up with this yesterday. It's an inspired by a recipe I got from a friend, but I added my own twists.
1 stalk celery
1 c. frozen pineapple and/or mango chunks
1 big handful of parsley
Coconut milk to taste/consistency you like

Blend it up and enjoy!

I toyed really hard with the idea of getting a juicer, but the more I thought about it, I decided that smoothies have got to be better for you since you're not filtering out all of the fiber and pulpy stuff. Instead, I got a new blender thingy (a Bella Rocket), and it's been working really well for me. I've been trying out new combinations that incorporate veggies, but still taste good. I mean, it's not hard to make a bunch of fruit mashed together taste great -- it's when you start throwing kale or broccoli into the mix that it gets interesting. Perhaps I'll share some more of my creations with you all...? Anyone else out there down with smoothies?

shanti >> sondra

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  1. Faith Bradley4/24/13, 3:38 PM

    I definitely agree that smoothies are better! I always cringe a bit when I see all those fruits and veggies go to waste for ONE cup of juice. I'd much rather just eat them or blend them up into something. This smoothie sounds really refreshing, when I get all my stuff moved in I'll have to try it.

  2. I'm down with smoothies! I don't drink them very often, but they're so good!

  3. This sounds so good! I love green smoothies. Putting the recipe in my bookmarks!

  4. Yum! I always love new combos for smoothies. I juice occasionally but I agree, it seems to waste so much of the vegetable. I was thinking about getting a new juicer too, but now I'm thinking just a better blender. Ah decisions...