Monday, June 22, 2015

Green Smoothie to start the day

Sometime during this past year I began to occasionally make a green smoothie to drink with my breakfast.  It is quite filling, so a sunny side up egg and a piece of whole grain bread is more than sufficient to complete my breakfast.

It wasn't until the last few months that I started to really get serious about the idea.  Although I have a huge collection of cookbooks, I also enjoy just trying my hand at making my own recipes.  Since smoothies definitely allow for my style of cooking, I've been  trying different combinations of foods in my smoothies.

Included here is my Green Smoothie #7 recipe.  It makes about 20 ounces.  I drink 10 oz. one morning and save the rest to drink the next morning.  I use my Cuisinart Smart Stick to make my smoothies.

The Cuisinart Smart Stick can also be used to make creamy soups.  One of my daughters introduced me to this great kitchen tool when she was trying out a lot of different soup recipes.

Pat's Green Smoothie #7

1 C spinach
1/2  C kale/spinach/chard mix
1 mango
1/2 banana
1 avocado
1/2 C unsweetened almond milk
1/4 C frozen raspberries
1/4 C frozen blueberries
1/4 C frozen dark sweet cherries/tart red cherries mix
1 t chia seeds


  1. Yum! How nice that you write down your recipes; when I make smoothies, I just tend to throw things together. Yesterday I used pomegranate, kale, banana, basil, and almond milk.

    1. Your smoothie sounds really good! I haven't seen pomegranates much here lately. I think I already used the frozen pomegranates I had in the freezer.

      I dug out my old Canon camera yesterday. I hadn't used it in a long time, so I had to study the manual a bit. It is going to be easier for me to hold than the larger cameras and will be perfect for taking photos to put on the blog.