Drinking green…

After seeing a link to, and then reading, this blog: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/04/green-smoothie-challenge.html I’ve been inspired to have a green smoothie every day (except one) for lunch for over a week now. I’ve never been able to bring myself to drink veggie juices (believe me, I’ve tried) but I haven’t had any trouble drinking green smoothies. I use a few leaves of either rainbow chard or tuscan kale from the garden and add either frozen berries or fresh pineapple. I usually also add some unsweetened almond milk and water, and sometimes a small spoonful of almond, cashew and brazil nut butter. I also sometimes add a small banana – bananas make the smoothies nice and creamy. Today we bought some frozen coconut meat and I added that to kale and pineapple. It was very disappointing; coconut milk is a tastier alternative though I might try coconut juice/water. Some combinations I’ve tried have tasted a bit grassy, and the only ones that aren’t a green colour are the ones with berries.

All in all I’ve decided that green smoothies are a yummy, healthy lunch option -even if they do break my ‘no drinking anything green coloured’ rule.