My Goodness, Green Goddess Smoothie
- Course/Dish: Beverages, Smoothies
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
- Main Ingredient: Lettuce
- Difficulty: Easy
- Equipment Needed: Blender
- Rainbow Green Cuisine: Phase 1.5
- Serves: 1-2
A low glycemic, super-food infused, healing and alkalinizing smoothie recipe perfect for all the green smoothie drinking green goddesses out there! Added to the green power of cucumber and romaine there is the addition of spirulina and barley greens powder, as well as a hit of herbal medicine from maca and the Chinese herb he shou wu. Top with goji berries or bee pollen. This recipe is perfect for those with blood sugar imbalances and the sweetness can be adjusted by adding more or less stevia.
1 large pink or red grapefruit, peeled
1/2 head romaine
1/2 large cucumber
1 - 1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp spirulina
1 tbsp barley greens powder (optional)
1 tsp he shou wu (optional)
1/2 tsp maca
10 drops vanilla stevia (increase or decrease as desired)
1/2 tsp cinnamon + dash on top
1) Blend ingredients together in a high speed blender (I use a Vitamix) until smooth.
2) Top with cinnamon and your choice of superfoods (goji berries and bee pollen are always fabulous!).
A few words from the Chef about her smoothie creations:
"Lately, I've been experimenting with different flavour combinations and ingredients in my trusted green smoothies. In fact, I've become quite taken with grapefruit, romaine, and cucumber as my go-to green smoothie base - not the most traditional smoothie ingredients, but as they say, don't knock it til you try it!
These hydrating ingredients tend to make my smoothies more like liquid nutrition powerhouses rather than a thicker smoothie consistency. Superfoods also take the detoxifying level up a notch; my favourites are spirulina, he shou wu (a traditional Chinese herb with incredible health benefits), and maca. A little vanilla or regular flavoured stevia goes a long way to taking the bitter edge away from the grapefruit."