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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A weeks worth of Green Smoothies (thanks to Raw Pleasure)

  • Monday:

  • 2 small bananas
  • 1 mango (not organic sorry)
  • silverbeet until the top of the blender jug is reached (packed in a bit)
  • a sprig or two of mint
  • water until it reaches the 1 litre mark roughly on the jug
  • Blend until smooth. Yum!

    • 2 small bananas
    • 2 oranges
    • 1 large bunch of Euro Spinach
    • 6 leaves of pineapple sage
  • 1 tub of strawberries (250g)
  • 1 mango
  • 6 large spinach leaves
  • wild baby weeds - you can see them around the jug here >>
  • gel of one aloe vera leaf
You can see that the red from the strawberries gives this green smoothie murkier khaki colour. This can be easily masked by pouring the smoothie into a dark coloured glass.

Wednesday Green Smoothie
  • 2 small bananas
  • 2 small apples
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 jug of weeds
  • 4 fresh stevia leaves
  • 2 small comfrey leaves
  • 4 large spinach leaves
  • 1 large vanilla bean

  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • 2 oranges peeled, deseeded
  • A variety of greens, silverbeet, stinging nettle, fresh stevia, mint, and a variety of wild weeds from our yard

Fridays smoothie

  • 1 Mango
  • 2 passionfruit
  • A variety of greens, mostly silverbeet, stinging nettle, fresh stevia, and a variety of wild weeds from our yard
  • 1 large aloe leaf
  • water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder
  • small squeeze of fresh lemon juice


  • 1/2 medium red papaya
  • 5 or 6 strawberries
  • A sprig of mint
  • 4 stevia leaves
  • Silverbeet
  • Water

I hope this helps! I tend to purchase what I can get at the markets and the week that I wrote this I got to the markets late and came home with two different types of spinach and some silverbeet. I also grabbed a few greens from my garden. Alternate leaves that can be used that have a mild flavour are:
  • Sweet potato leaves (not regular potatoes, they have poisonous leaves)
  • Broccoli leaves
  • Strawberry leaves
  • Kale
  • Kang kong
There are many many varieties of greens that could be used in place of what I have written. I'll have the same one for a week and then change over to a different one the next week so it was a lot of fun purchasing smaller amounts of fruit and doing different ones each day. We love to eat organic but every now and then do eat non organic produce. Organic mangoes will not be available for a few months yet where we are so these are a treat! Everything else is organic, often directly from the farmers or from our own yard.
You can mix all sorts of things into your smoothie if you like. I've used vanilla in pod and powder form here but often like to use ginger, coconut oil, Extreme Superfoods formula, cacao nibs or powder, hemp seed, Sun Warrior protein etc.
You can use a different liquid base. In all of these smoothies I've used water but you can use nut milk, coconut water, or juice. They all lend a different flavour and experience.
It's better for your digestion to sip your smoothie slowly. These smoothies are all around 1 litre in size and take me around 40 minutes to drink down. Delish!
*Thursday's smoothie was one that tends to separate a bit with the fibre rising to the top. I don't mind this. I have a spoon and give it a stir before taking a sip. Sometimes I use the spoon to eat the fibre right off the top! It's quite sweet from the fruit and doesn't upset my system at all.

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