I can't believe it's the fourth day of the 10 Day Glowing Green Smoothie Challenge already!
Today I was in the mood for pink rather than green and by going for colour, I happened to come across some lovely flavour combinations. While I was gathering my ingredients, the beautiful carnations I had brought back from the flower market earlier caught my eye, and so I gathered my breakfast on my great-great-grandmother's tray and took a few pictures to share with you. Breakfast in bed anyone? ;)
- 1/2 small red beet or 1/4 of a larger one, cut into small pieces.
- 3 rainbow chard leaves
- 3 romain lettuce leaves
- 1/2 fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 banana
- 1 white nectarine
- some flat leaf parsley
- pomegranate seeds and blueberries to sprinkle on top
- 3 cups of water
- stevia to taste
Blend everything together in a high speed blender until your GGS is creamy and smooth and ready to enjoy!
This will make about 1L or 34oz of GGS to enjoy all by yourself or share with your loved ones. I love how some people share their GGS with their pets, I've seen many dogs go crazy over them and so do deer apparently! (There's a sort of a woodland not far from here and the woman who owns it feeds her two bambi's the leftovers of her GGS, how awesome is that?!)
Also consider starting easy on the quantities: as I'm becoming a more weathered smoothie drinker, I will happily sip on an entire smoothie batch like this until lunch, but that wasn't always the case. So if you're just starting out, it might be better to let your body get used to it and build up slowly. For instance: start with one glass of GGS for breakfast and refrigerate the rest for the afternoon or the day(s) to come.
If after a while you feel like you're up for a bigger kick, you can start adding a bit of the more sturdy or bitter, 'hardcore' greens such as kale, beet greens, beets, dandelion leaves, wheatgrass, barley grass, parsley, etc.
Just remember to blend everything together long enough!