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Today’s Savory Green Smoothie Combo

Today’s green smoothie is savory and warm; it was my first time making this combo – it included:

  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup torn Swiss chard (stems removed)
  • 1 cup torn collard greens (stems removed)
  • juice of one lemon
  • a few sprigs of parsley (no stems)
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water

savory smoothie     savory smoothie in blender

I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t feel that I needed to add any salt or hot sauce or seasonings to this smoothie.  The chard is naturally salty.

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Today’s Green Smoothie Combo

We are huge fans of “green smoothies” (introduced to me by Victoria Boutenko’s book Green Smoothies — she has several books on the topic of how awesome leafy greens are for health).  My children like them for the taste (and so do I) but I particularly like that I can get leafy greens into my children’s digestive system!

Today, after a wonderful (and hot) round of miniature golf, we headed home to cool down in the pool and with a green smoothie (NOT in the pool, thankyouverymuch).  Now, I don’t hide the fact from my children that I include leafy green in our smoothies but I have found that the boys prefer if the smoothies are not green in color.  Thank goodness for the awesome blueberries!  They make the smoothie pretty purple and they are super healthy as well!

Purple Green Smoothie

Today’s green smoothie includes:

  • frozen bananas
  • frozen blueberries
  • frozen, chopped kale (although more commonly, I use wild edible leafy greens such as wild spinach, purslane, young grape leaves, young raspberry leaves, violet leaves)
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • a sprinkle of powdered astragalus
  • about a Tbsp. of chia seeds
  • juice of one lemon

Oh, my!  Yummy goodness!  I’d love to hear from you.  What do you like to include in your green smoothies?

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