Monday, October 8, 2012

Day 1 - My GSC

My Green Smoothie Challenge!

Started out my day with a yummy Coconut Dandelion GS. This combination is a definite surprise! Usually Dandelion greens have a stronger taste, but when combined with coconut mylk this GS turns into a mellow delight goes down smoothly.

Coconut Dandelion GS
2 cups coconut mylk
1 banana, peeled
1 bunch dandelion greens
  • Open a young Thai coconut and pour the liquid into your blender
  • Scrape the meat out of the coconut and add the meat to the blender
  • When water and meat from a young Thai coconut are blended together you have coconut mylk
  • After making mylk, add rest of the ingredients and blend all together
The diuretic and detoxing nature of dandelion helps to regulate hormones facilitating removal of toxins through sweat, bile and urine. Dandelion nourishes your blood and is high in potassium, which is effective in lowering blood pressure by replacing sodium.

Why do I usually make this GS once a week? For the simple reason that it tastes good!

Double Orange GS
2 cups water
2 oranges, peeled and seeded
1 banana, peeled
1 cup Arugula
1 cup Spinach
1 large chunk Ginger, peeled
1-1/2 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • Adding the water, oranges, and banana to the blender first makes for easier blending
  • To this liquid blend, add the arugula, spinach, ginger and blend again until smooth and creamy (if you don't have arugula, increase spinach to 2 cups)
  • Add Chia seeds last and only blend for a few seconds to keep seeds whole
  • Let GS sit in blender for 10 minutes while the Chia seeds absorb liquid and swell up to thicken the GS
Nutri-tip:  Arugula is packed full of many vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, potassium and vitamins A, C and K and folic acid just to name a few. Another great benefit of arugula is its aid in cancer prevention due to various properties. And it is also a great source of chlorophyll which helps to cleanse and energize the blood.


BsM said...

The double orange green smoothie sounds amazing, I might have to try it myself!

Maureen, EZ Raw Living said...

If you do, let me know how it turns out!