Green Smoothie

Sometimes I take a theme and run it to the ground.  But this green thing is so vibrant and energizing and seasonal…you get the point.

I know everyone has their own recipe for the perfect smoothie…me, too!  OK, ‘perfect’ in the sense that it uses whatever suits my mood that morning and just so happens to be healthy, too. I love the versatility of the ingredients, and for that I also love my freezer.  It allows me to use whatever ‘was’ in season from the farmer’s market and bring it out for my morning blend.  Some people do coffee – I do smoothies.

What makes the smoothie green is the addition of ‘green leafies,’ as I call them.  You can use kale, chard, beet greens, spinach, radish greens or whatever greens you have on hand. The idea is to give your morning beverage an extra dose of nutrients (especially fiber and Omega 3s) which in turn provides more energy and kick starts our metabolism into high gear. Click to continue reading »

Are You A Green Foodie?

Like many people, I subscribe to several blogs and every now and then, I actually read them:) OK seriously, I do, and today I’d like to share one of my favorites: The Daily Green.  It covers a range of my favorite topics – food, the environment, green issues, and recipes – everything except pets (a future blog.)  Inside today’s edition there’s a quiz for my fellow devotees committed to living green and ingesting organic. It tests your knowledge on a variety of food sources and briefly touches on the Slow Food movement. Even if you’re inching your way towards sustainable food (bravo!) I think you’ll find it educational and hopefully inspiring.  Afterall, that’s why we do this.  It’s delicious fun!