I have to say that I am kinda on one time smoothie/juice diet! I try to create luscious smoothies each day and feel like oh I need some more! Smoothie diet sounds no fun, but it kinda is. Especially if you like to experiment with pairing fruits and veggies together. Sometimes it can be a shocker and sometimes it can work like a charm!
Just try with basics greens and fruits and later on start experimenting with adding various health foods like peanut butter, almond butter, fig butter, chia seeds, flax seeds, aloe vera pulp, wheat-grass shots. People tend to add Matcha green tea powder or protein powders too for more energy.
I am still taking baby steps with fruits, veggies, and seeds. Maybe in few more weeks I will be able to get my hands on other ingredients as well.
Start from any 4-5 of these:
Greens – Kale, spinach, arugula, kiwis, green grapes, others.
Reds – Cherry or grape tomatoes, watermelons, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, red bell pepper, others.
Oranges – Carrots, oranges, clementines, nectarines, others
Yellows – mangoes, pineapple, yellow bell peppers, lemons, others.
Purples – Blueberries, blackberries, plums, pomegranate seeds, fresh figs, purple grapes, others.
Whites – Bananas, dates, melons, ginger, pears, apples, white peaches and nectarines.
Later on experiment with seeds, protein powders, and green tea variety. Variety is the spice of life, so try to enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables every month. Visit farmers markets and try the local produce. Come home, Google recipes, and experiment!!
So here is one more smoothie recipe which has a lot of berries!!
1 cups of kale (black or green kale)
1 handful of cherry tomatoes
1 handful of purple champagne grapes
1 handful of blueberries
1 handful of blackberries
1/4 piece of pear
2 cups of cold water
1 teaspoon of agave nectar (optional)
Juice everything up in your blender. As usual I don’t remove any seeds because my Blendtec does the job well. If you want you can strain the juice too.