Now we are talking……
For as long as I can remember, the thought of a salad smoothie has always intrigued me. I mean, I love all salads…..so why not blend it all together just for a change? My typical salad generally involves an array of colours, and colours that if blended together probably would not be the most appetizing site. Probably would taste amazing, but definitely would not be too appealing to the human eye!
Hence, this gorgeous all Green Salad Smoothie !!! It really could not be easier. I totally used all green salad ingredients (from my fridge, in fact that is how I generally throw together a quick smoothie)……. I even added in some green grapes! I just had to! They are green !!! I really have been enjoying fruit in my salads lately, especially lovely fresh summer fruits. Don’t laugh, but I added spring onions too! There really is not much more to say about this simple quick healthy green yumminess of a smoothie.
Green Salad Smoothie
Total time: 10 – 12 minutes
Makes 2 cups
3 Tablespoons cold water
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup chopped packed lettuce
1 cup packed baby spinach
1 cup chopped packed cucumber
1/2 cup chopped spring onion, green parts included
1/2 cup chopped packed celery
1/2 cup green grapes
1/2 avocado pear
Add all the above ingredients into a blender and blend until it reaches the consistency you are wanting.
Now, who would have thought that this combination of green veggies would have been so awesome. I gave it to the hubby and he was like ‘Wow, this is awesome! What is this ? …. I told him….. and his response was, Nooooo!!!! Seriously??? My response, Ummmmm yip…seriously, that is it. Hubby:…total disbelief…. I rest my case.
So, let’s chat about this incredible smoothie. The combination of the vegetables and EVERYTHING just works. I used snap peas, beans and celery as the main vegetables with cucumber. I could not resist using mint to add to all the pretty Green! Not only that but, the mint leaves allows this smoothie to have this amazing fresh taste, intertwined with the coolness of the sweet grapes and the forever nutritious vitamins oozing from the vegetables. I swear I could have this smoothie everyday !!!
Mixed Green Vegetable Smoothie
Total time: 10 minutes
Makes 2 cups
1/2 cup iced water
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup grapes
1/2 – 1 cup mint leaves
1 cup chopped mixed fresh uncooked vegetables (I used a combined mixture of snap peas, celery and green beans)
Place all the above ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and the consistency you want.
It is so … Greeeeeen…… A-gain !!! Can you handle it? I am wondering if I can handle it. Well, at least I did put a bit of yellow with it, even if it is the flower to make it a little bit more pretty…apologies to all out there that are not into green. Talking of green, have you read about purple being the new green? I am talking about food…you know that green veggies are always classed as healthy….well now it apparently is purple. Well, I have yet to see purple veggies here on this side of the world, so I guess, I will still be eating green!
This is really such a great little creation, thanks to the contents of my fridge. The ‘kick’ is the perfect ‘kick’ and this little creation would not be as great as it is without it. If you do try this, feel free to bump the quantity up of the ‘kick’…the worst it could do is put hairs on your chest!
Refreshing Cucumber Chia Drink with a ‘kick’
Total time: 6 minutes
Makes just over 1 cup
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup tightly packed baby spinach leaves
1/2 – 1 cup mint leaves
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 – 5 Tablespoons water (optional, and depends on consistency you like)
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce (‘The Kick’), or more
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth.
Have immediately or put in the fridge overnight.