“Greens keep you regular.”
Or so my mum used to tell me.
I have no idea what she means 😉
But the idea of drinking green smoothies was floated by my doctor many moons ago.
He was treating me for chronic fatigue syndrome.
He told me they were fantastically healthy, easy to make and would help no end.
That’s what he said. Oh yes.
Now here’s a patient who is determined to get healthy. Has embarked on all sorts of health regimes to achieve her goal.
We’re talking installing a sauna in her garage so she can sweat out all those toxins on a daily basis.
Spending hundreds of dollars on supplements and vitamins.
Flying hours and hours to doctors on opposite coasts of the North American continent.
But would I try a green smoothie?
No, I would not.
The idea just revolted me.
It was the bright greenness of it.
The fact that it was liquidized lettuce.
That water was added to a vegetable that was already 95% water.
Did I mention it was bright green?
But eventually my doctor wore me down.
I made a green smoothie.
Except it wasn’t.
It was gray.
I took the first sip, focusing intently on the horizon in order to distance myself from the awful smell and taste I expected to assail me.
Bracing myself, I was.
But nothing. It wasn’t amazing but it wasn’t vomit-inducing either.
If only I could get over the gray.
So life went on and I kept paying attention to my health but I didn’t make gray/green smoothies my order of the day.
Until I came across the recipe I’m going to give you below.
Anna from Diva Goes Green came into my life via Lisa at Style Essentials. Anna has made the recipe up and tweaked until it is just right.
I drink it almost every day.
It is wonderful, refreshing and gives me all my vegetables in one fell swoop.
Regular is as regular does. (I have no idea what that means but it sounds good.)
So thank you, Anna, for changing my mind about green smoothies.
The DivaGoesGreen Beautifying Green Smoothie:
The Greens first:
4 huge handfuls of Spinach
3 long stalks of Celery
1 huge handful of Coriander
1 huge handful of Parsley
1 cup of Water
Now mix all the greens and the water in the blender!
1 big Pear or 2 small Pears
1 big Apple or 2 small Apples
1 Orange, juiced
2 Lemons, juiced
Now chop all the fruits and mix them all with the greens in the blender!
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