Picture Yourself On The Emerald Isle With Your Green Smoothee

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Go go go fighting Irish! Go go go green with your Energizing Smoothee! You might not be able to take a trip to the Emerald Isle anytime soon, but you can live the green life in your mind. These tasty, healthier shamrock shake combinations are just the beginning… You can use any of the following Shaklee 180 Energizing Smoothee flavors as your base-vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and mango. “Forget the fake green beer on St. Patrick’s day. Try a delicious, non-dyed green smoothie! With the basic formula below, you can make killer green smoothies with whatever produce you have on hand. The Basics To get started, you’ll need something for the base of your smoothie. Bananas or avocados work really well for this. On top of that, you’ll toss your choice of fresh or frozen fruit, a few ice cubes, and your greens. Fill out the smoothie with your favorite milk (dairy or non-dairy), and you’re ready to whirl! Blend everything up really well, and enjoy! When you’re just getting started, don’t push it with the greens. I’ll explain why in the next section. Green Content The key is to increase the amount of greens over time. If you try to make your very first smoothie half greens and half fruit, you’re probably not going to enjoy it. Take things slowly, and you’re more likely to stick with it! To start, you’ll probably just want to use one leaf of kale or Swiss chard with the rib removed or a small handful of baby spinach. As your palette gets used to the greens, though, you’ll be able to reduce the fruit and up the amount of healthy greens in each serving. Before you know it, you’ll be grabbing handfuls of greens and using only a few small pieces of fruit to flesh things out. Variations Part of the fun of a green smoothie is experimenting. Try adding different types of fruit or different leafy greens. Here are some smoothie combinations I’ve really dug: banana + kale + frozen mango + almond milk banana + spinach + pineapple + coconut milk avocado + romaine lettuce + frozen blackberries + almond milk banana + Swiss chard + frozen strawberries + coconut milk banana + parsley + pineapple + almond milk” From “The Secret to Killer Green Smoothies” By Becky Striepe

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