Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Orange Julius-My new favorite green drink


I have been off and on with my daily green smoothies for the past couple of months! I'm a little lacking in the motivation department but am starting to get it back because my body has felt a little more sluggish than usual and I know I need to start feeding it better.

In the past when I've made my smoothies, I haven't really gone by any recipe, just what fruit was in my freezer, and sometimes it didn't make for a great green drink. I've decided to go by recipes for a while for 2 reasons. 1-to make sure I get my daily dose of green and 2-to make sure it tastes good going down.

I can't remember where I came across this green drink but I've been drinking it about every other day for the past 2 weeks and I love it! When I make it to share with my kids, I usually juice the oranges, but if I'm making it just for myself, I just throw the orange in whole (peel and seeds removed). Since oranges are in season right now, I have a feeling that I'll be drinking this one for a while.

Do you drink green smoothies? If so what are you favorite combinations?

Orange Julius Green Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1-2 oranges, peeled
1 banana
2 large handfuls of spinach
1 tsp. vanilla
1-2 cups ice

Blend everything in a high power blender until smooth (about 60-90 seconds).

For MY method of blending smoothies, here's a step-by-step post.

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4 comments:

  1. sounds delicious, and a beautiful picture to boot. I'll try it. I don't do the green drink thing, but maybe i'll give it a go for the new year.

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  2. Jana, this is a good one to start on because it's so tasty! And, you don't have to do as much spinach if you're worried about the taste. It really takes a lot of spinach before it starts tasting "earthy." Bottoms up!

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  3. Shellie, I use fresh spinach most of the time, but I have used frozen before. It doesn't really matter. And, if you ever find a good deal on fresh spinach you can buy lots and freeze it. I sometimes buy the big bag at Costco and if, for some reason, I can't finish it, I throw the rest in the freezer before it goes bad. If you buy bunch spinach, just make sure you rinse it really well and let it dry or put it in a salad spinner before you freeze it. Let me know how you like it.

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