Sunday, November 29, 2009

Green is the New Black

What do you get when you combine kale, spinach, peaches, pineapple, strawberries, and ice in a blender? Oh...just a little energy, radiant skin, stronger nails, and regular digestion - that's all.

The average American consumes less than a full serving of greens every day, and it's no surprise why. To most, greens aren't exactly the tastiest of foods. Imagine chowing down on a heaping mound of raw kale or a plate full of parsley at the dinner table.  No thanks.

Greens like spinach, parsley, kale, and romaine lettuce are excellent sources of essential vitamins, and by blending them with your favorite fruit to create a green smoothie, you can reap the benefits of eating raw greens without the torture. 

Finally, an alternative to drowning that head of romaine in your favorite bottle of fatty ranch dressing.


  1. Suprisingly, green smoothies actually do taste good. The added fruit really goes a loooooong way.

  2. It truly isn't as bad as you'd think. Green smoothies taste pretty good!

    What's great is that with blending- you're merely rupturing cell walls of plants so that you get everything out of it! You're not cooking- so you don't lose any of the nutrients. It's like you're eating it raw but in a much tastier form. I'll be posting some recipes in the near future, so stay tuned!