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Friday, April 6, 2012

new smoothie recipe

I recently watched the documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer.  I had seen this woman speak in the documentary Hungry For Change, which I watched a couple weeks ago, and really wanted to see what she had to say.  What she did say was a lot of really interesting things about the links between her cancer and the food that she was eating, her blood and the differences you could see under a microscope when she ate differently.  If you haven't seen it, I would definitely recommend it.


In the documentary she talked a lot about juicingraw foods, and smoothies.  Now, if you have been following my blog, you know that I love a green smoothie.  In fact, my whole family loves them.  But, after I saw this movie, I saw them in a different light.

I know that a lot of people like green juices, made from kale, cucumbers, celery; with a bit of fruit maybe added in as well.  Then I saw her make her green smoothie.  She started with cucumber, added avocado, sprouts, coconut water.  It was very interesting to see her put things I wouldn't consider.  This of course got me thinking about my green smoothie - which is the same just about every time.


My new go to recipe - well until we have fresh spinach :-)

1 cucumber
2 celery stalks
1 banana
1/2-1 cup frozen blueberries
1-1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup orange juice*
1-2 cups of water (until it is the consistency you want)

Blend it all up in the blender.  This makes a blender full for me.  The celery adds a bit of spiciness to the smoothie, which I really like.  And my kids love it too.  I think if I blend up any type of smoothie they would drink it.  You could definitely do this without orange juice too, I just happened to have some in the fridge, so I threw it in.  And all the frozen berries make it into a very thick slushy type smoothie, which to me feels like eating sorbet for breakfast :-)

Do you practice juicing?  After watching a couple documentaries I am seriously considering getting a Breville :-)  So do you have an amazing green smoothie recipe I should try?

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*edited to say that I no longer use the orange juice, we don't typically buy it and it is fine with fruit and water :-)

6 comments:

  1. Where did you find those two documentaries? I looked on netflix but they didn't have them. The smoothie sounds like something I would like.

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    1. Hi Donna! Hungry for Change was free online through March 31st. You can still watch the first 20 min free I think here http://www.hungryforchange.tv/ And the same people that did that doc did Food Matters, which is on Netflix. And another one that is similar is Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead which is also on Netflix. I found Crazy Sexy Cancer at the library though :-) And I think she has some books out by the same title.

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  2. That sounds amazing. I've started back on the smoothie routine too although I usually just do frozen fruit, coconut milk, a banana, and now protein powder. I definitely might have to check out some of the documentaries this summer when I have a bit more time---sound interesting for sure!

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  3. Fabulous recipe! Thank you for sharing it with us! It's perfect for me and my girls movie night!

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  4. Wow, that looks delicious!!! Great psot!

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  5. looks delicious!

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