A few months ago, on the hunt for a practical way to introduce raw foods into my diet, I came across the green smoothie craze, by way of greensmoothiegirl.com. These fruit and veggie blends offer an easy and delicious way of increasing raw food intake.
The well-documented benefits of raw food consumption include improved digestion and radical increases in energy levels. In addition, over time raw food diets decrease junk food cravings, thereby naturally improving skin and hair health.
After some trial and error, I came up with my favorite recipe.
– 1 chopped fully ripened banana
– 1 chopped peach
– 1 handful of strawberries
– 2 handfuls of spinach
– ½ of a chopped cucumber (optional)
– splash of your choice of milk (I’m an almond milk girl, myself)
– 2 large spoonfuls of plain yogurt
Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend. If it isn’t smooth you can add more milk or yogurt.
I also found this handy Green Smoothie recipe guide on Pinterest to help you devise your very own favorite green smoothie blend.