Yesterday evening I made a pitcher of a Mango green smoothie. My daughter liked it and consumed two cups of the smoothie over the next hour or so.
Although the smoothie was loaded with vegetables you couldn’t taste them because of the sweetness of the mangoes and other sweet fruits. My daughter and I both like vegetables so I make our own version of V8 juice (minus the high sodium and other additives that the body doesn’t really need.)
Mango Green Smoothie
1 medium sized mango
1 cup of ripe strawberries
2 celery stalks
1 cup of dark leafy greens (I used kale and spinach)
1 cup of ginger root tea
1 ripe banana
Unsweetened apple juice (to desired consistency)
I’m not sure the exact measurements. If you’ve read this site, Celebrate Life, or my much older site VM for any length of time you might already know I don’t follow recipes. I create my own and rarely do I measure what I’m making.
Drinking instead of eating…
The past few days I’ve been only drinking liquids. I do this a few times yearly. I’m consuming about the same amount of calories as I would if I were eating solid foods, the only difference is that I’m blending or juicing. Even though I have a lot of energy (enough to blast through my intense workouts with no problems) I find that I have even more energy when I swap to liquids. There is a logical reasoning behind that and I’ll be sure to go into it in a later post, but now it’s time set the table for my daughter’s breakfast!