Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 1 - September 2012 GSC

Welcome to our Monthly
Green Smoothie Challenge!

Next month the GSC will be on October 15 and 16 - be sure to mark on your calendar!

Today I tried this GS from a book by Victoria Boutenko, Green Smoothie Revolution - and it was yummy. Will definitely make this one again!

A fun way to serve, especially for children, is to pour the blended GS back into the hollowed out watermelon shell, add a bunch of straws, and let them have fun!

Wicked Watermelon GS

4 cups fresh watermelon chunks, rind removed
1 banana, peeled
5 large leaves Romaine lettuce
Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Placing fruit in the blender first makes for easier blending
  • After blending the fruit, add the torn or chopped greens
  • Blend again and taste
Watermelons are good sources of vitamins A and C, B vitamins, carbohydrates, potassium, antioxidants, and amino acids which can help keep arteries and blood flow to our hearts in fine order. Did you know that eating the watermelon rind is good for your skin and immunity, as well as the health of your nervous system? Simply add the rind to your Vitamix along with the rest of the watermelon.


Coconut Dream Pudding GS

Another recipe from the Green Smoothie Revolution book, this pudding was a delightful surprise that I really enjoyed!

1 young Thai coconut, meat and water
5 Medjool dates, pitted
2 apples, cored if not using Vitamix
1 peeled banana
1 bunch chard 
  • Adding the ingredients to a blender, a few at a time, makes for easier blending
  • Blend together until thick and creamy
The fat from coconut is considered saturated but it is actually called Lauric Acid which is a type of fat that is easily absorbed by the human body and used instantly as energy. For tips on using young Thai coconuts see post Aug 27, 2012.

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