Friday, September 14, 2012

Fitness Friday-Green Smoothie Recipe

It's Fitness Friday!! Woohoo!!  So today I decided to tackle the green smoothie.  I am hearing more and more about how beneficial it is and how much energy and nutrients I can get.  So I searched on the internet and I also looked at some bloggers recipes, but here is the thing, I always work with what I got.  So for directions, I followed the Make Your Own Green Smoothie Recipe  and here is what I came up with.

1/2 cup of celery (I used the leaves part and sliced it up)
1/2 cup of carrots (I sliced up 2 very small carrots, left the skin)
1/2 cup of pineapples (I used frozen pineaples)
1 Granny Smith apple (minus the slice I gave my daughte, and the core)
1 cup of water
1/4 of raw honey

So I looked around at what I had available, and the above items is what I found.  I sliced up everything.  Check out how pretty the colors are in the blender:
Put all the ingredients in the blender.  Added the water.  Blended it.  Voila I have my first green smoothie or slushie to start my day with. 

Results-I had to add a little bit of organic sugar for taste.  Also, I would have blended it longer, if it did not sent my child into convulsions every time we turned the blender on.  Next time I will try a different combo, and alot less celery.  By the way, it was good.

Have you ever made a green smoothie?  Do you have a favorite recipe? 


Unknown said...

I've NEVER made a green smoothie before, but you have me intrigued. I think I'll try it after my workout today. I have celery, carrots, red apples and some other goodies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Great smoothie! Lots of veggies always good!

Pamela P. said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe. It's worth whipping up a batch on a hot day like today! I'll give it a try.