Most of us need to reduce the amount of fat and sugar in our diets and a green smoothie is a healthy and tasty meal replacement.
Here is a wonderful example of how much nutrition a green smoothie can provide. A mix of carrots, tomatoes, celery and onion is easy to make and a delight to drink.
For even more nutrition, this recipe optionally includes Chia seed. Chia is a nutrient rich natural seed that brings a whole range of vitamins and minerals to your green smoothies including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega-3 fatty acids. Even better, Chia has no real taste of its own so adding it to the recipe won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
1 medium or 2 small ripe tomatoes cut in chunks
Cup of carrot juice (or V8 if you don’t have carrot juice)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (or lemon concentrate juice)
Two stalks of celery
2 scallion onions
A few sprigs of parsley if you have some in the refrigerator
2 or 3 sprigs of fresh mint (it adds wonderful flavor-and is very healthy too!)
1 tbsp of Chia seed
Blend until smooth. If your veggie smoothie is too thick, just add a little more juice. Also, if you like you can add a dash of Tabasco or even a touch of seasoned salt….just a touch, enough to add a little zing!