If it seems like you are wading through molasses just to get up in the morning, starting each day with a green smoothie might help. My blogger friend, Becky Striepe of Glue and Glitter, wrote just the book to get you through your next 40 days of green smoothies.
Each week in the book starts with a shopping list to make it easy for you. Then Becky follows up with your 7 recipes for the week. Using 40 Days of Green Smoothies is a great way to get out of a morning rut and have some veggies first thing. I’m trying it out for my own transition back into a healthy routine.
Becky's Spicy Mango Tango Green Smoothie
Say hello to ginger! The mango and ginger team up to give this green smoothie a delicious, tropical flavor with a bit of a bite. You can increase or decrease the ginger juice, depending on how much spice you like. Reprinted with permission from 40 Days of Green Smoothies, © Becky Striepe.
- 1/2 cup frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fresh spinach
- 1-2 tablespoons ginger juice or ginger puree
- 1/2-1 cup water (add as needed, to get things moving)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 ice cubes
- Puree until smooth.