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Basil green smoothie

Monday, September 16, 2013

Basil green smoothie
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Basil, fresh 3-4 leaves
Green grapes, 1 large handful
Mandarin oranges, three wedges (plus 1/4 c. syrup optional)
Kale, handful of torn leaves
Romaine hearts, large handful of leaves
A couple dollops of greek yogurt

Add 4 ice cubes and blend.
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My next project is to find more smoothies that feature herbs and spices, such as basil, mint, ginger, and cayenne. The basil made all the difference for the smoothie above. I recently started eating romaine hearts, and didn't know how sweet they were, and will make them a regular addition to my smoothies.

I'm in a breakfast rut and may go on a smoothie streak. Green smoothies are a great way to increase my veggie intake and also feel like I am eating for my health.

I need to be a bit more aware of the tradeoffs of making a tasty but calorie dense smoothie that is more of a meal than a snack. It's a process of trial and error, figuring out the right combos and proportions -- but a fun one!


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