Good Morning!

I have been making quite a bit of green smoothies lately. My routine goes a little something like this. On any given day I have one to two quarts of a blended green drink. This drink includes a few basics with some variation. Each smoothie has three to four packed cups greens and two pieces of fruit, 2 apples, 2 pears, 2 peaches, whatever looks good and is fairly close to in season. Then I add in one whole lemon, yup the whole thing, the zest, the rind, and the fruit.If it is too intense for you in the beginning, you can cut off some of the zest and that will make it a little li. There are so many beneficial bioflavonoids in the peel and membrane parts of lemons, one them being hesperidin, which in some studies has been shown to reduce oxidative stress in the liver. It's sure to boost your daily nutrition! I love ginger, so that is a must have for me in most of my drinks. I also like to add a pinch of high quality salt to my smoothies. This helps to balance out the sugars in the fruit, provide a little more mineral content, and make the smoothie more grounding. That is the basic outline for a delicious green smoothie, and anything else is just an added bonus.

For my latest Video, Another Green Smoothie, I used my basic green smoothie platform and added a little boost! White chia seeds and blue green algae! Here are the proportions.

4 cups Romaine
1 whole Lemon
2 red crisp apples, like Cameo or Pink Lady (for more of a tart flavor, you use granny smith)
1 inch chunk ginger sliced
2 tablespoons white chia seeds soaked
1 1/2 tablespoons blue green algae
1/4 - 1/8 teaspoon salt
3 - 4 cups high quality water such as spring water

There you have it! Enjoy the video and leave your comments below.


All the Best in Health and Wealth,

Jeff

 
 
Yes, my given name is "Sojourner" and I just happen to have a love for traveling. Lucky for me, my husband Jeff has the same itch.

Last year, on September 1st 2010, we left our farm house in the mountains of NC and went on a 2+ month tour. During that time I toted around a little HD video camera to capture our cosmic adventures and share how we take our lifestyle on the road.

I have opened the video archives on our hard-drive, and with our beautiful new Mac Book Pro, am having a ball editing the footage. Here is a quick video of us finding a spring in PA with our dear friend Juliana.

Love,
Erin