Hot days are creeping up and I’m in the mood for smoothies!! I try to monitor the amount of fruit I eat, especially when there is an abundance of amazing seasonal fruits available now. Green herbs are also in season and I love a good yogurt drink, especially when it’s homemade from grass-fed raw milk (recipe here).
The homemade yogurt makes this an amazing powerful probiotic (since I leave it 24 hours to ferment). The herbs add the touch of a digestive aid and beautiful flavor!
To make this wonderfully refreshing digestive-probiotic smoothie, you simply assemble:
2-3 Cups of whole yogurt
1 garlic clove
2 Tbs. fresh green herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, etc… (I like to use 1/2 dill and 1/2 mint)
Place it all in a blender for about 20 second and enjoy 🙂
With summer coming to an end and fall begining, my once favorite blueberries also at an end. Right now there is an abundance of grapes for the next couple months here in central CA.
On a drive the other day, we bought about 10 pounds of grapes from a family owned organic vinyard and I was a little overwhelmed as to what to do with them since they don’t last very long and how many could I eat before feeling sick, right?
So, I froze most of them because I love frozen grapes on a hot afternoon, which we still have these days. I also figured I could use them to sweeten my morning smoothies but never thought of them as the only fruit in them, until this morning.
I went in my freezer as usual to get a small amount of berries I had frozen myself, when I saw those grapes. I was going to mix them, but then I coudn’t imagine the taste of berries and grapes being a good combination, so I only put the frozen grapes along with coconut water and spinach with a splash of vanilla.
To say the least….YUMM!
I couldn’t wait to share this with EVERYONE!!! So here it goes…..
1 Cup frozen grapes (I used pink)
1 Cup coconut water (or just plain filtered water)
1 Cup spinach
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Place all ingredients in blender and turn it on, couldn’t be more simple 🙂
This green smoothie is definitely one that I can handle. It has the right amount of sweetness and keeps you from getting hungry for hours. Pineapple contains enzymes to assist with digestion and mint is also an excellent remedy for digestion which makes this the perfect smoothie when in need or just want to enjoy it.
1/2 cup water (or fresh apple juice)
the juice from half a lime
2Ttbsp. fresh mint
2 cups of fresh, chopped pineapple
1 banana, (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of kale or spinach
1 Tbs. flax seeds
1 handful of ice, if you use a fresh banana