Posts tagged ‘green smoothie’

October 10, 2011

Green Smoothie Sunday

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

I had one of those Sundays when all you’re craving is just something healthy and green.  I had a day of eating all white pasta and processed bread the day before, which always makes me tired and run down.  I try not to eat the bad stuff but sometimes it sneaks its way in there and destroys my day.  One minute of ease can be days of unhappiness.

The great part about green smoothies is that you can be creative and make it so many different ways.  Plus, after drinking one of these you feel like you’re starting from scratch again.  Don’t we all wish we could wipe the slate clean after eating crappy?  This green monster was so refreshingly delicious, I have to go home and make another one tonight.

Sunday Greens:

8 oz. simply apples (juice)
1 Banana
4 Leaves of organic Kale (remember Kale is on the naughty list because it soaks in pesticides easily, make sure you go organic)
1/4 c. Spinach leaves
and of course, some cacao nibs for crunch

Stay thirsty my friends ;0)

June 1, 2011

Jamba Juice makes the leap to Green!

by jem614

by Jessica Michael

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I love me some green smoothies but let’s face it, the chain restaurant world just hasn’t caught on as quickly to the green revolution drink.  A local smoothie place in Miami once asked me what Kale was (and they are supposedly an organic, hip health food restaurant).  After explaining to them that Kale is only THE most amazing for you, leafy green, they replied “and you want that in the drink? No we don’t do that here.”
Ash and I thought we had hit the jackpot at Robeks which adds spinach and celery to your smoothie, however it’s not every day that they offer it.

Lo and behold, last night I found the holy grail of smoothies.

Jamba Juice came to my rescue right when I needed a green pick me up.  I couldn’t believe it when I walked in the door and right there on the menu was “Apples and Greens”.  I ordered one immediately with a smile of satisfaction on my face; when did this happen that Jamba Juice got greens?

Here are the ingredients- see it has Kale!!

Apple-strawberry juice, Green Vegetable Juice (Carrots, Spinach, Bell Pepper, Kale, Spirulina, Lettuce), Peaches, Mangos, Bananas, Ice.

They get 4 carrots for leading the way in the greens department!

I’m sure you are all familiar with JJ but for those of you who aren’t, check them out!  For more information on Jamba Juice and it’s nutritional information go to:http://www.jambajuice.com/products/fruitveggie

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