A good friend of mine often shows up to our meetings together with her breakfast – a bright green drink so brilliant, it’s hard to know how she got it to be that green. We are talking neon, nuclear green. So one day, I asked her. Spinach, she says, is the key, without the purple or red colored fruits which muddy the hue. She then goes on to tell me that she adds kale, celery, cucumber and cilantro to her morning beverage. I’m skeptical. Until I try it. It’s actually not that bad… and then I get used to it and it’s pretty good… and then I look forward to it.
There are mornings when I feel I’m drinking salad, but hey, I feel good, it tastes good and my pants like it too. Win, win! This one is one of my favorites and for more smoothies, click on over to the Maine Ingredient.
I’m not sure what I’ll do when we go sailing and the cord for the blender doesn’t reach the plug on shore. Maybe Jon will rig up a human run generator where everyone can take a few spins around the deck while the blender is going and then we roll it up until the next morning. Or maybe I’ll just have an apple for breakfast.
Spinach, Celery, Kiwi Smoothie
2 cups lightly packed spinach
5 ounces partially peeled cucumber; about 1/3 of a cucumber
1 stalk celery
1 peeled kiwi
1/2 ripe banana
1 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon raw honey
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until completely combined and smooth.
Makes 3 cups
Salad, it’s what’s for breakfast