Michelle’s Green Monster
You have done a fabulous job with creating the green monster movement! I used to drink coffee a lot, ok I was addicted to the stuff. But now I have been doing green smoothies for almost 2 years now and absolutely love them. I sometimes miss coffee when I see it or smell it although when I really start to think about what it does to my body I walk away! It is amazing how you feel after drinking a “green” smoothie. Smoothies totally help give me the energy I need to get my day started. Which is fantastic for me because I have an extremely busy schedule.
So far I have gotten most of my family enjoying a smoothie once a day. Though, my dad still gets grossed out when he sees the color of some of them. LOL. He likes them when they are blue (not green). I guess at least he is trying them.
I have done all types of smoothie from very complicated ones to very simple ones. I just threw this one together this morning and it turned out together. This is great one to do when figs are in season. Tip: freeze your fresh figs so they are cold in your smoothie. Helps add more depth and better texture to smoothie! Enjoy!
2 stalks of kale or swiss chard
2 granny smith apples
1 cup of frozen fresh figs
3 cups water
1 packet stevia
large handful of cilantro or parsley
1 tbsp lemon zest
4 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp turmeric
I like to add cayenne and turmeric to my smoothies because of their health benefits and how they aid in detoxifying the body. And the lemon helps cut out the bitterness from the greens. You can also use limes if you do not have lemons.