any one who is friend with me on facebook knows i've been doing the green smoothie thing for a couple of months now...pretty much daily. i've been sharing my recipes there in the past couple of weeks now that i'm starting to get the hang of smoothie making. then i came across a blog post by one of my online artist friends (hey roberta!) where she was partipating in "foodie friday". and i thought, how awesome!! i want to do that too! so here's my first contribution...
4 oz. water 1 cup red grapes 1 tangerine peeled 1 slice fresh pineapple 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon flax seed (or ground flax meal) 1 cup kale 1 stalk celery 1 cup ice
yield: approx. 24 oz.
if you have a high speed blender (like a blendtec or a vitamix), just throw in all your ingredients starting with the water and soft ingredients first, then your frozen ingredients and ice last. if you have a regular blender, i suggest blending a few ingredients up at a time, then adding one or two more and blending until everything has been added.
blend until smooth, put in a pretty glass, & enjoy! ♥
note: don't let the color throw you.....it's super yummy!!! tastes mostly like raspberries with a hint of the other fruits...i don't taste the kale or celery at all, but i'm a bit of a green smoothie veteran after drinking these daily for over two months now. you can always decrease the amount of greens. :D