- Always blend the fruit first
- Frozen fruit helps thicken the smoothie as well as some crushed ice.
- Optional additions include: plain soy or regular yogurt, ground flax seed, or one or two scoops of the protein powder of your choice.
- You may need to add ½ -1 c. of water [or soy milk, almond milk, milk, or juice] to keep it from getting too thick.
- A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down – adding 1-2 T. of liquid honey will help with any bitterness that may creep into your smoothie from the greens.
- Snap peas are not recommended.
- These make fairly large recipes probably serving at least four.
- Avoid mint if you have problems with heartburn or GERD.
- Good for selective eaters.
- Helpful for those recovering from oral surgery or who need to be on a soft foods diet for other reasons.
Some smoothie ideas and combinations:
2-3 cups any greens of your choice, 2 cups papaya, 2 oranges, 3 dates
1 handful lettuce leaves, 1 handful mint, 4 bananas, 1/2 cup water
Winter Smoothie – 1 cup organic frozen berries (any kind), 2 cups fresh spinach, 1/4 inch fresh ginger, water
Spring Smoothie – fresh orange juice, ripe bananas, frozen mangoes, and several large leaves of kale
1/2 bunch romaine lettuce, 1 cup strawberries, 2 bananas, water
4-5 kale leaves, 4 apples, 1/2 lemon juiced, water
2 big handfuls mixed baby greens, 2 pears, 2 mangoes, 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Choc-mint – 2 cups spinach, 10-12 mint leaves, 3 bananas, 2 Tbs. carob powder, 1 cup water
1 handful of spinach, 2 stalks of celery, 2 bananas, 2 pears, 1 apple, 1 cup water
1 small handful of spinach, 2 cups arugula, 2-3 mangoes, 1 cup water
1/2 head romaine lettuce, 1 small pineapple, 1 large mango, 1-inch fresh ginger
1 handful wild greens (e.g. dandelion), 1 small handful mint leaves, 3 cups honeydew melon
3-4 stalks celery, 2 ripe persimmons, 1 banana
1 handful chard leaves, 5-6 kale leaves, 3 large bananas, 1 cup water
1 handful parsley, 3 cups of peeled papaya