I am not ashamed to admit that usually I am the obnoxious person in the Starbucks line who orders something so complicated that the Barista has to ask me to repeat my request several times (iced grande chai latte, soy, sweetened, no whip, light on the ice, extra shot of espresso, etc. etc.). From this quality I've moved on to a new kind of pretentious beverage: green juice. Honestly, I order green juice to look cooler than I am and kind of close my eyes and point to ingredients that seem healthy and low in sugar. (tryna cut back on my sweet tooth, jafeel?) As someone who still gets grossed out by certain kinds of fruits and vegetables (I'm twenty one and have yet to be a normal human who is not 4 years old. Life is hard.) drinking them seems to be a really great alternative to staying healthy
First, my mom makes a KILLER spinach smoothie. (Doesn't everything taste better when your mom makes it for you?!) We started drinking them at my house a few years ago and have spread the joy to our extending family members and friends. She's definitely perfected the ratio where the smoothie may be Kermit-colored, but it is surprisingly delicious and excitingly nutritious. (That rhyme was on purpose. Because I'm a lady with the rhythm but a freak with the beats. Okay, stopping now.)
Here is her recipe:
2 cups Fresh Spinach
1 Banana (peeled)
1/2 Green Apple (peeled)
1 tbs Ground Flax Seed
1 cup Milk
Add to blender in this order. Blend well for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup crushed ice and blend a bit more to cool the mixture off. Enjoy!
Mom's Spinach Smoothie Recipe
Second, I love Arden's Garden juices. They just opened a shop in downtown Athens which I have yet to visit, but I've been picking up an Arden's Garden juice from Kroger every now and then to supplement my usual English Muffin + PB breakfast. The Supergreen juice is super yummy and is loaded with fresh ingredients like apples and wheatgrass.
Arden's Garden Supergreen Juice
(1) Green drank at Lamar Dodd \\ (2) The juice bar at Earth Fare in Five Points, Athens
Got any hip green juice combinations I need to try?