Monday, June 4, 2012

Green Powerhouse Smoothie Recipe

Know What You Eat: Green smoothies are not only a unique color but they also offer unique health benefits.  Made with natural coolers like bottle gourd, cucumber, and leafy greens spinach and kale that are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, prevents bladder cancer, and reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. Green smoothies are a great source of non-dairy calcium, magnesium and Vitamin  which makes it excellent way to enjoy a delicious drink that satisfies hunger and offers maximum nutrition.  You may think that turning leafy greens into a smooth, sweet and tangy delicious drink can be a bit of a challenge—and it is.. but trust me when I made this smoothie, it was all gone in a jiffy.It also act as stomach cleanser. So what goes in this GREEN Smoothie..Lets count on..Spinach, Kale, Bottle Gourd, Cucumber, Celery, Ginger, Lemon Juice & Gooseberry Juice | Powder | Frozen gooseberries with just a little honey, salt and a dash of black pepper.
Green Smoothie
Recipe: Green Smoothie | Nutrition Powerhouse
 Serves : 2  Preparation time : 7min Cooking time: N/A
  • 2 C Fresh Spinach, washed
  • 2 C Kale, washed
  • 2 Cucumbers, washed with skin
  • 1 Small Bottle Gourd, washed with skin 
  • 1 inch piece Ginger, washed & diced
  • 1/4 C Frozen | Fresh Gooseberries OR
  • 2 tsp Gooseberry (amla) powder, available at any Indian grocery store
  • Some Fresh Mint leaves (optional)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, (add according to your taste)
  • Salt and Black pepper to your taste.
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • Filtered Water and Crushed Ice as you need them.

  • Wash thoroughly all the your greens. Usually I soak all my veggies and fruits in sink full of water and leave them for 15-20 mins.
  • Remove them, dice, chop all that will go in the blender along with some ice & filtered water, salt, honey, lemon juice, dash of black pepper.
  • Blend it until you get a very smooth puree kind of consistency.
  • If you want juice with no pulp at all, you can use a cheesecloth or a coffee filter to further strain juice after it goes through your juicer | blender. As a final juicing tip, consider that the softer the fruit or vegetable, the thicker the juice will be so go ahead add filtered water or apple juice as per needed.
  • Enjoy freshly squeezed juice with crushed ice.

Green Smoothie


sangee vijay said...

very unique and healthy combo...cooler looks simply refreshing...thanx for sharing such a unique colorful recipe !!!

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revathi said...

Lovely refreshing green drink.. I have to make this ..bookmarked it..:) Super healthy ingredients.. Loved it..

Prathima Rao said...

A power packed smoothie!! Cant get healthier & better than this..Good one!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Spandana said...

It is sure very healthy.. but I guess one needs to get used to it for sometime to enjoy the flavor.

Archana said...

lovely colour

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Neha said...

Nice and healthy smoothie...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Can I have a glass of those healthy mouth-watering smoothies pls...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks healthy and fresh...yum yum

Manju said...

wow! that definitely IS a powerhouse smoothie!

Priya said...

Wow thats an incredible smoothie,truly very brilliant..

Deeksha said...

Nice n healthy smoothie.

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Kavi... said...

First time here. I simply love your blog! New follower! :)
And this is a wonderful recipe!
Kavi | Edible Entertainment

Jay said...

excellent ..thanks for sharing..:)
Tasty Appetite

Suman Singh said...

Healthy and fresh...great recipe!

Dolly Sharma said...

Powerhouse Smoothie indeed !!!. Love that awesome green color.

Manidipa said...

Very nice smoothie...

I blog @ Manidipa's Kitchen

Veena Theagarajan said...

Very unique and tasty smoothie

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