We all know and love the BEC Green Smoothie, but this summer with the SUPER HOT days I have craved something a little different. I got some inspiration from our Iron & Grace trainer Alaya Sexton but honestly this works with about any fruit and veggie combo you may have in your fridge.
Today’s summer smoothie consists of two large handfuls of spinach, one small kiwi, half an apple, one inch piece of ginger, two celery stalks and half a mini cucumber…all organic. Combine in your high power blender (I love my vitamix) with water. Boom. It’s icy cold, refreshing, and loaded with nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber…a great way to start any hot day.
Another good addition to this smoothie would be fresh herbs, Tiffany has encouraged me to use more in my cooking lately and she’s right, I need to! Try parsley or basil with strawberries. Throw in some lemon, lime or orange or any mix of greens you prefer. Smoothies are a great way to get rid of fruits and veggies that may otherwise spoil so put it all there. One warning, make sure you use plenty of veggies and not too much fruit so you don’t over do it on the sugar!