January 19, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods
I was feeling super duper inspired today in the kitchen and ironically it was because I hardly had anything around in the house. My mother was kind enough to stock up on a few things for me, and I guess there was a sale on frozen fruit so I have several different options in that department! I haven’t been making too many smoothies lately so in a way this was a nice change.
Today I made a twist on a classic smoothie I would make when I feel extremely lazy, have nothing around or if I am at a smoothie shop and I realize that it’s not real whole food smoothies.
Mango and Spinach! I wanted to add more flavor, nutritional benefits and overall give this smoothie some serious tutide dude 😉
Green Tea Chlorella Mango Spinach Smoothie
1 cup frozen mango
1 heaping cup of baby spinach
1 cup Green Tea, cooled and steeped for 5 minutes
4 mint leaves, more or less depending on your taste buds
Chlorella, according to your health needs (I used two tablets. Matcha Powder is a wonderful substitute)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Blend until smoothie and enjoy! ❤
I love how this juice makes my teeth and mouth feel amazingly clean. Between the mix of chlorella, spinach and mint everything gets a little extra love and attention. This kept me full for several hours, giving me time to fill up my containers of spring water and to stop over to the grocery store 😀
Green Tea is beneficial for the liver, giving a detoxification boost. Green Tea does have a mild percent of caffeine, but it also contains L-theanine which has calming properties. Many of us know about Green Tea because of it’s high anti-oxidant content and alkalizing properties.
Once in a while I like to add teas to my smoothies to another layer of flavor instead of using water. Teas are excellent when creating your own living vegan soups, it can add flavor to your broth.
I have made several variations of Beetberry smoothies on my site. Beets are one of those vegetables I have been told are not tasty to people. I strongly believe that there is a way to prepare any fruit or vegetable to please anyone’s taste buds. Beet juice tastes completely different from roasted beets, roasted beets and juiced beets taste nothing close to what canned beets taste like and so forth. So take risks, laugh, find a balance that serves you and most importantly have fun with it!
BeetBerry Mint Lemonade Juice Recipe
1 large beet, peeled for smoothness (if you are new to juicing beets please use one quarter to half of a beet instead, this is one powerful root)
Beet Tops from the beet
2 lemons (I peeled one and did not peel the other, the peel gives a great tartness that reminds me of lemonade. Please remove peel if you are not using organic lemons)
1 cup strawberries (I used frozen ones since that’s what I had around, I had to let them sit out for a bit so my juicer could make them into juice and not sorbet)
1/2-inch Turmeric and or Ginger
12 mint leaves or more according to your preference
This juice is sweet, savory, cooling, warming, and has a little bit of everything!
May be my crazy concoctions will help you think of something bizarre yet tasty to brew up in your own kitchen. I hope this post was helpful in some shape or form! Thank you all for taking the time to stop by my site. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉