Monday, June 17, 2013

Day 1 - June 2013 GSC

Welcome to our Monthly Green Smoothie Challenge!

Next month the Two-Day GSC will be on July 15 and 16 - mark your calendar!

Light and refreshing, this GS is one I make a lot! Both banana and mango have soluble fibre to keep your GS from separating (like it does when you add citrus or apple).
Insoluble fibre passes through our intestines largely intact - while soluble fibre prolongs stomach emptying time, and may affect blood sugar levels, as sugar is released and absorbed more slowly.

Collard Greens GS
Yield: 1 quart
2 cups purified water
1 pink grapefruit, peeled and seeded
1 orange, peeled and seeded
1 banana, peeled
1 mango, peeled and seeded
4 large leaves Collard greens
  • In a blender, mix together until thick and creamy

  • Collard greens are packed with nutrition and provide anticancer properties.
  • An excellent source of vitamins B6 and C, carotenes, chlorophyll, and manganese, one cup of collard greens provides more than 70 percent of the RDA for vitamin C.
  • They are also a very good source of fibre, and several minerals, including iron, copper and calcium, with vitamins B1, B2, and E.

Coconut Mylk GS
Yield: 1 quart
1 large young Thai coconut, water and meat
1 cup Red Russian kale
2 cups frozen strawberries
  • First make coconut mylk by blending together the water and meat from a young Thai coconut. If you have less than 2 cups of coconut water, add enough purified water to make 2 cups.
  • To the blender with the coconut mylk, add kale and strawberries
  • Blend all together until smooth and creamy

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