After reading and hearing about green smoothies for over a year now, I finally tried one and am amazed at how delicious they can be! I like spinach and kale, but didn't necessarily want to drink a smoothie that tasted like greens, so I was pleasantly surprised at how sweet it is! I bit the bullet earlier this week and bought a Vitamix and don't think I'll regret it for one second. Expensive, yes. Absolutely amazing and fun to use, YES!! It will grind and puree it's way through no matter what you put in it, and does it so fast.
This mornings concoction was: spinach, kale, avocado, carrots, flaked coconut, chia seeds, raspberries, mango, strawberries, 1 orange and some aloe vera juice. Delicious and maybe it's my imagination, maybe not..but I have been drinking these for breakfast the past couple of days and I feel so energized. It's hard to describe the feeling, but I feel clear-headed, lighter and full of energy.
I'm curious to see how the addition of a daily green smoothie daily will affect my running. It can only be a good thing, right?
Forgive the poor picture quality...it was taken at 7am this morning and the kitchen was pretty dark. Once I have had time to play with it more and develop some good recipes I'll be sure to share on my blog.