Something incredible happened when I was on vacation with friends recently.
A couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed a weekend getaway to the French West Indies with 3 other couples. We rented a villa, so it was like one big slumber party the whole time. We ate every meal together, it was so fun! The first morning I woke up expecting to have a croissant for breakfast (because that’s what is typical for that part of the world – and I love them!), but to my surprise, my friend was busy making a green smoothie in the kitchen. Frankly, I was shocked and so happy at the same time! My friend ended up making one of the best smoothies I have ever had – using the only produce he could find on the island. Vegetables like kale were not available at the store, so he used some spinach and some other basic ingredients he could find. I couldn’t believe how good it turned out. The next morning, I made sure to wake up early, so I could watch, help him make it and steal the recipe! Haha! Here it is:
- 4 cups dark leafy greens - spinach works well
- 1 cucumber, diced
- ½ cup water
- 1 lime, juiced
- 4 carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 apple, cored and diced
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup ice (optional)
- Put dark leafy greens, cucumber, lime juice, water into a high speed blender and blend for a minute.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
This recipe would be great to try with added hemp protein for an after workout shake or meal replacement.
If you know someone who loves green smoothies, or wants to try something new, please share this recipe with them! It’s so easy and can be made anywhere if you have a blender.
P.S. For the record, I still had my fair share of croissants (one of my favorite foods ever!).