February 28, 2010

Cheers to the color 'green'



Jackies Green Smoothie


 I had to bring up my dusty , old, osterizer blender . See my kitchen :D  Anyway , we went to safeway and bought :  collard greens, parsley, kale, spinach , romaine lettuce , fresh mint, dates, walnuts, olive oil, stevia, almond butter , toilet paper (24 rolls) . Bananas, cantaloupe (I love) , strawberries, frozen bag of blueberries and raspberries, avocados, mandarines, red and green grapes, pears. I think that is about all the fresh fruit and vegetables we got . I was happy about it cause I never buy greens so now , it's something I can buy more of , that I never bought before :)  I also had to buy a couple ice cube trays .
                                                   
Phils smoothie shown here consisted of : water ,a handful of collard greens, 1 1/2 bananas, 4 strawberries, 2 mandarines
3 ice cubes , sprig of mint
-without the mandarines it wasn't sweet enough for him .

My smoothie consisted of : water, a little more than a handful of collard greens :P 1 1/2 bananas, 1 avocado, 2 ice cubes, sprig of mint-It wasn't yummie but ok . It was much thicker than his was . I also think it could have been more sweeter but I will remember that next time .



8 comments:

  1. what do the collard greens bring to the table? That sounds like a weird ingrediant.

    The mint sounds yummy...i love adding mint to my tea.

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  2. so how does it taste...really i gotta know...because i will try anything edible. happy theme thursday and kudos for the unique take on the theme.

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  3. This is so awesome Jackie!
    I am guessing since it was not a vita mix you made it in that it was chunky? I want a vita-mix just for that reason. I have it on my wish list for the hubby, maybe he will surprise me for my birthday.
    Thanks for sharing, Robin

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  4. Many Asian languages have no word distinguishing blue from green, although more recent dictionaries do make the distinction!

    Who knew?!?

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  5. Along with Brian, I'll try anything for eats, at least once, heh...and I miss Safeway...

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  6. Gosh, it's such a pretty color, too.

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  7. I think I could drink that - and I'm into smoothies these days, mixing in ground flax seed. Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. I used to put seaweed in my smoothies and it turned them green but the base ingredients were strawberries, banana, yoghurt and they tasted great but looked terrible.

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