My Green Smoothies might not taste great but they’re going to be one of the most nutritional, power-packed green smoothies you’ve ever had. Here’s an outline of how I make them. See my post for details.
The base of my Big Fat Green Smoothies is almost always some kind of green: kale, spinach, Swiss chard. I take my blender cup and add a big handful. Then I fill it up with whatever I’ve saved throughout the day, whatever leftover scraps I have from cooking, well washed of course.
I usually add a 1/2″ piece of ginger (peel and all), a teaspoon of cinnamon or turmeric, 1/2 of a citrus fruit, unless I’m using leftover rinds. I’ll add a mushroom or two or a bit of tomato unless I already have scraps to use.
The next morning, in goes my liquid of choice: water, cooking liquid, green tea, whey if I have it, maybe yogurt and if there’s room, a little ice. The cold helps to dull the flavors. Then I blend it.