We have been making green smoothies for a few months now and love them! We try to mix it up every day with different fruit and greens, but also put in broccoli, a little celery, cucumber, carrots, etc. There is no rhyme or reason to the amounts, we just put in what looks good and it has always come out great! Other greens can be sauted with oil or water and garlic and that is always delish! Also, greens are great mixed into vegetable stews and soups . . . even if the recipe calls for it we usually mix in almost 2-3 times what it asks for because we love it so much. It is important to eat the cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, chard, etc because those are the ones with the most cancer fighting nutrients. Kale is like a miracle green!
My friend and I prepared our first vegetarian dinner for family tonight and one of the things I made was the Sicilian Collards recipe. They turned out delicious. (Thanks for the heads up on the pine mouth thing! If it ever happens, now I know)
When I start to run low on food around here, I may add the smoothie items to the grocery list. Sounds good to me! Thanks for posting.
What kind of blender do you guys use? I have a vitamix and whenever I make a smothie with greens in it especially kale it ends up very thick, coarse, and more like a chunky mess than a smoothie. Maybe I'm using too much greens or not enough liquid?? I also used dr. oz's recipe for a green smoothie and it was so pulpy even though I followed the recipe.