I’ve been patchy in my green drink consumption.

Distracted by all the fresh veggies and fruits of summer, my occasional glass of glop (OK, that’s what a green drink often ends up looking like!) had gone AWOL.

Igreen_drinkn my own defense, my antique Vitamix threw its blade assembly awhile back and I haven’t been able to get it fixed.  This is a lame excuse however, as green drinks CAN be made just as easily in a robust blender.

But this morning I was inspired to an early workout (post french press only). 

And after my stint at the barre, feeling energized, healthy and trim, the green drink loomed enticing, quite suddenly and unexpectedly.

Great use for those greens that aren’t quite up to your salad standard anymore

 Besides, I had a tub of mixed dark greens that were begging to be consumed before they turned the corner to wilt.

My basic green drink – aka “blended salad” – is easy easy.

1)  Take 3 – 4 handfuls of greens (mixed dark and spinach work great) and drop it into your blender or Vitamix

2)  Add water and ice to cover (cold is GOOD when it comes to blended salads)

3)  Toss in chunks of frozen (or fresh if no frozen) fruit. Favorites are orange chunks (ok, I don’t freeze the oranges!), blueberries, pineapple….this morning I used frozen mango chunks.

4)  Blend and whir, and enjoy!

Why Eat Blended Salads

Don’t we all  know by now the importance of eating green vegetables?  And several servings a day, at that.

The problem is, often time to consume same is at a premium. On occasion, the blended salad delivers the goods of many servings of veggies in a fraction of the time.

And you can actually up your servings in this easy fashion as they are easy to eat. If you want to eat your vegetables but don’t want to or don’t have the time to chew a salad for 1 hour, a blended salad can be the perfect answer.



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