Green Smoothie Recipe for Raw Food Travelers
Posted on May 01 2013 | (2) Comments
I love having green smoothies in the morning, and I don't want to give them up when I travel. Unfortunately, the drinks sold at many of the commercial smoothie chains are really little more than fruit-flavored milkshakes. So I figured out an easy way to enjoy a wholesome, homemade raw food smoothie even when I’m away from home.
If green smoothies were the only raw-food recipes in your repertoire, you’d be making a substantial contribution to your health. Greens are nutritional powerhouses, containing vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, protein, and even small amounts of essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Greens are the most important food you can eat, but most people have trouble getting enough of them. That’s where a Green Smoothie at breakfast time comes in. A green smoothie gives you all the goodness of greens without anything superfluous—no sugar or dairy products (as is often the case in conventional smoothies) and no salt or oil (as in many salads).
3 Simple Ingredients, 1 Great Smoothie
You can improvise your own green smoothie by using your favorite ingredients. The basic formula for a two-cup serving is
- 2/3 cup of water (filtered is best)
- 2 cups of fruit (one kind or a combination)
- 2 cups of greens (spinach, romaine, kale, collard greens)
Be sure to put the water in the blender first, to allow for easy blending. By the way, if you are using very watery fruits, such as grapes, mango, melon, or pineapple, you may not need as much water.
Putting the Smooth in a Raw Food Smoothie
The right blender makes green smoothie preparation on the go a snap. I prefer the Tribest Personal Blender because it's specially designed for travel. You can blend your ingredients in the lightweight blender jar and then drink from the jar, rather than having to dirty an additional glass.
Even though it’s a travel blender, the Tribest has lots of power. The motor is strong enough to process frozen fruit and the grinding blades make quick work of flax and other healthful seeds you might like to add to your drink.
What’s your favorite smoothie? I’d like to hear it and so would other readers. Post your favorite combination of fruits and greens in the comments box below.