Green Smoothie Day Approaching
Did you sign up to join me on the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge? If not, hurry up, today is the last day! I received my list of ingredients and off to the market I went. I was doing good until I saw cilantro on the list — mmmm, maybe if I was making salsa, but cilantro doesn’t seem like it should be a go to yummy smoothie making ingredient. Hopefully I’m wrong. But I buckled down and bought the ingredients anyway … except ginger, couldn’t find it (must confess, didnt look real hard either) — and not sure even if I had found it, I would have bought it!
So here’s the Raw Green Smoothie Shopping List I was provided:
1 Large Head of Celery
3 Field Cucumbers
1 Large Pineapple (or 3 bags of frozen Pineapple)
2 bags of frozen Blueberries or Mixed Berries
2 bunches of Bananas
1 bag or bunch of Spinach
1 large piece of Ginger Root
1 bunch of Parsley
1 bunch of Cilantro
1 head of Kale (any type, though green curly works best)
2 Large Lemons
Others: Chia or Hemp Seeds (or both)
Add ons: Coconut Water (make sure it’s Raw and Unpasteurized, Harmless Harvest is a great brand we trust) or Almond Milk (No dairy or Soy). Homemade nut milk is best, or choose an organic store bought nut or seed milk with the fewest ingredients possible.
I also purchased Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk. Its only 45 calories and has a sweet coconut flavor. Even better, I had a $2.50 off coupon — SWEET! Sorry, but I just don’t see milk making being a new hobby of mine! I am committed to this change, but milk making seems a bit extreme…
Is it just me, or does this seem like a lot of ingredients for only 5 smoothies? I already have frozen berries from my garden last summer so I didnt need to purchase any this week. Cost was about $15 for fruits, veggies and milk (minus ginger root & berries). Works out to be about $3 a smoothie. I expect that this will make more than 5 smoothies, you think? Looks like my hubby will be joining me on this Challenge too. Hmmm, now just how do I break the news to him 😉 ?