This is about a close to posting a recipe as I’ll ever go…
Those who know me know I’m not a big fan of posting “Paleo” recipes. I talked about some of my reasons in this post. I do like posting some of the “unique” stuff that I do that isn’t necessarily well known in the Paleo community, though.
So, here’s my Tip of the Day – The Green Smoothie
As a blender drink, green smoothies have a lot of advantages. They’re pretty easy to make and you can pack a TON of raw greens into an easy to eat and easy to digest drink that can be made pretty palatable. And, true to my usual attitude toward diet, this isn’t a STRICTLY Paleo meal. It’s healthy and it ROCKS though!
Greens in the Blender – But Not Just ANY Blender
So far, the only two benders I know of that will REALLY liquify rough greens like Kale and Chard are Blendtech and VtiaMix. I have a Blendtec and have been pretty happy with it. They’re NOT cheap though! The main advantage to a “Green Smoothie” over a more common “Juice” is that you keep the fiber and all the other bulk and stuff IN the drink as opposed to throwing it all away when you make a green juice. A green smoothie is closer to real food and tastes a lot better as far as I’m concerned.
Lot’s of GREENS
Here’s about 8oz of raw Chard and Kale:
Here it is blended or “liquefied:”
RICE PROTEIN!?!?!?!?! WTF?
Yup, Rice Protein! Not Paleo (No Paleo Heaven for me!) but it works well for me. Here are the liquefied greens with 4 Scoops of Protein Powder, 2 TBSP Coconut Oil, and 1 TBSP Psyllium Husk Fiber.
Fruit? Ouch! My Pancreas!
Yup, Fruit. TWO kinds! Today it was organic pineapple and organic bananas.
There it is! A LOT of nutrition in an easy, drinkable and digestible package. If you’re interested in Green Smoothies there are two excellent books out there – both by VEGANS! YIKES! They are: “The Green Smoothies Diet” by Robyn Oppenshaw and “Green for Life” by Victoria Boutenko. Yup, that’s right, I just posted a cool diet tip I learned from the RAW VEGAN Community
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
— Bruce Lee
And that’s it for today. Green Smoothies ROCK. Try them!