We Love Green Smoothies

17 Jan

For many years now, us Organic Garden Bloggers have been drinking green smoothies every day. Besides making us feel bright and happy, it has given us tremendous health benefits.

We are happy to share with you  our daily elixir … well, one gardener is protesting and wants to call it a panacea – for “dancing water” in arabic:

Organic Garden Blog’s Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Orange Juice (unpasturised or fresh squeezed)
  • 2 Cups Water (use more or less to adjust consistency to your taste)
  • 3 Large Kale Leaves, diced (we like Organic Dinosaur Kale a.k.a. Black Kale)
  • 1 Cup Greens (sunflower sprouts, cilantro, collard – anything fresh from the garden)
  • 1 Banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen, wild or domestic)
  • 1 Cup Mixed Tropical Fruits (we like Wawona brand with Papaya, Pineapple, Mango, and Strawberry)
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Ginger, diced (leave the skin on)
  • 1 Lemon, Chopped (rind, seeds and all)
  • 2 TBSP Udo’s Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Kelp Granules
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric
  • 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Directions

Blenderize until smooth. Cheers!

Related Quibbits

Did You Know?

A chlorophyll and Haemoglobin (human blood) are almost identical.
The only actual difference between clorophyll and human blood molecules is one
metallic atom element.
The metallic atom is iron in Haemoglobin, while in Chlorophyll the metallic atom is magnesium.

Since Chlorophyll and Haemoglobin are so much alike in atom structure, Chlorophyll is absorbed quickly into the blood stream.
Chlorophyll as medicine

  • Anemia -Chlorophyll aids in rebuilding the bloodstream.
  • Deodorant – when chlorophyll is taken internally in adequate quantities, it reduces or eliminates offensive body and breath odors.
  • Skin problems – chlorophyll ointments are very beneficial in treating various skin diseases including weeping & dry eczema, insect bites and infections.

Look good, smell good; what more could you ask for ( except for world peace, a winning lottery ticket and immortality)

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7 Responses to “We Love Green Smoothies”

  1. Family Earthprint January 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    The smoothie sounds really great! I am going to try it, thanks for posting the recipe 🙂

  2. Kristen's Raw January 18, 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing recipe! Yum!!!

    I love green smoothies! 🙂

    Cheers,
    Kristen

    • organicgarden January 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

      Thanks, Kristen and Trula,
      We are drinking this smoothie right now; it’s chasing away the afternoon blahs.

  3. Kari February 16, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    Wow, this sounds great! I just posted an article about green smoothies from our garden, but this recipe puts our to shame 😉 I especially like the addition of Udo’s oil. I’m going to link to this from my site. ~Kari

    • organicgarden February 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

      Thanks for appreciating our green smoothie Kari.

      It took a few of years tweaking the recipe before getting it just right. For us, we found the right balance of nutrients, ingredients that are readily available any day of the year, and supplements (turmeric/pepper to combat inflammation and Udo’s Oil for EFAs etc).

      Try it – we would love to know what you think of our smoothie.

  4. MrBrownThumb February 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    I totally didn’t know that factoid about Chlorophyll. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the follow on Twitter.

  5. pest control sydney December 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Mmmm YUM! Maybe I’ll leave out the ginger though!

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