Green smoothies? Trust me here, they are delicious and fantastically good for you. After a few days of one of these for breakfast you will feel the benefits, getting all 5 of your five a day for in one glass for breakfast can only be a good thing right?
I am the first to admit that my diet is not the most, shall I say, mainstream? I try to blog about what most people would consider the more normal things that I eat, resisting the tendency to be too green and raw and vegan. I have absolutely no objection to animal products. However I prefer mine to be both organic and free range, which is expensive and thus makes them a treat rather than an everyday staple.
I was delighted when Cuisinart recently contacted me and asked if I wanted to trial one of their products. As soon as I looked at their website I knew that one of their blenders would be just the ticket for making green smoothies.
A green smoothie is simply a smoothie made with the addition of greens. The sweetness of the fruit takes away any bitterness from the raw greens and the end drink is delicious, refreshing and engergising.
The blender powers through the seeds, kale leaves and frozen fruit. I used a glass of orange & apple juice, frozen plum & nectarine pieces, half a carrot, mixed seeds, kale and a banana and some water to thin it out a little.
The resulting green goodness in a glass!
A full review of the blender is to be posted soon.
Thanks to Cuisinart for my blender.