Today we are travelling to Texas. Husband has a conference to attend, so son and I tagged along to visit my cousins who live there. With all the packing, cleaning, etc yesterday was pretty hectic. So much so that sitting down for lunch was not an option. Of course I could skip lunch altogether.. but thats not so good... right ? So I hopped over to to Swathi's, Zesty South Indian Kitchen for inspiration .. and minutes later blended up this gem of a smoothie for myself...
Made with Baby Spinach, cucumber, orange juice, apples and pomegranate, this Green Smoothie can come in quite handy when you are looking for a quick antidote for your holiday decadence. The recipe is inspired by Swathi's Green Goddess Smothie. I did not have most of her ingredients in hand so I made a concoction of my own and was mighty pleased with the blend. I do not know why I do not make smoothies more often. They get done so quickly and if made with the correct ingredients they can be so satisfying and refreshing ...
Green SmoothiePrep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 3 -4 minutes
Total time: under 15 minutes Yield: 3 cups
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 medium sized red apple, cored, deskinned and chopped
- 1 small cucumber, chopped (I did not peel it)
- 2 celery stalk
- 1/8 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup pomegranate
- 1/2 tsp chaat masala or ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp dried mint
- 1 tbsp chopped coriander
- 1/2 cup water
- salt to taste
- Put all the ingredients in the jar of your blender and blend till a smooth mixture is obtained.
- Pour into glasses, garnish with little apple skin hearts and serve !
- You can strain the smoothie if you like but I prefer it with the roughage.
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