Happy Earth Day! In honor of this special day, I decided to "Go Green" in an area that I am most definitely brown. My daily beverage.
Sadly, this is my beverage of choice each day.
It's actually kind of pretty, isn't it? Those cherry-red letters bring a smile to my face. And the gallon of Diet Coke inside puts the pep in my step. Unfortunately, the aspartame will probably soak my cells with cancer while it's at it.
So for Earth Day today, I traded in my beloved Big Gulp for a Green Smoothie.
Isn't she gorgeous?!?!? I want to decorate my house with accents this color. What a bright, springy shade of green! Not only is this smoothie pretty to look at it actually tastes good. And it's full of cancer-busting nutrients! It's health in a glass. What more could you ask for? Maybe a splash of vodka? You don't even need it.This glass of green goodness gave me such a high. After drinking it, I had the energy boost of five Red Bulls. My arms tingled. And my vision is razor sharp. Major buzz! Awesome.
I'm going to play around with different ingredients to see which combinations taste best. But this one is a definite winner. Anyone care to join me?
1 1/2 cups orange-pineapple juice (It's what was in the fridge, but OJ would work too)
1 banana, cut into chunks (a frozen banana would probably be even better)
4 oz. yogurt (I used TJ's French vanilla b/c it's what we had, but plain or flavored is fine.)
2 BIG handfuls of fresh spinach
Pour juice into blender. Add banana chunks, yogurt and spinach. Blend on high until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Cheers!