Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spinach, Avocado And Banana Smoothie "Leprechaun Smoothie"

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Beginning this week I will be posting colored foods mostly focusing on smoothie/beverage/juice etc etc but not restricting to that alone. I know I have been silent for a week. I just wanted to take it easy because this year the seasonal allergy was at its worst.It started right on the day I went to DC to gaze on the Cherry Blossoms. 

For the most part I decided to suffer through it because I didn't want my body to be so dependent on Claritin. The nose and eyes were put to a test and I did give in a week later because it was affecting my concentration at work and cognitive skills in general.So I didn't cook much too cause my nose was always looking for any trigger to make me sneeze million times a minutes.

Ingredients (For 1 Serving):
  • 2 Cups Spinach, loosely packed, cleaned in several changes of cold water
  • 1 Frozen "Chiquita" Banana
  • 1 Cup  Cold  Skimmed Milk
  • 1/2 Ripe Hass Avocado
  • 2 Tsp or less/more Wildflower Honey 
  • Slice the banana and avocado. Add it to the blender along with the cleaned spinach.
  • Measure a cup of cold skimmed milk.Add it to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • The above ingredients yield 2 cups of phenomenal green smoothie that is slightly sweet and not a hint of spinach flavor in it. 
  • Add 2 tsp of wild flower honey.
  • Stir well to incorporate.
  • Smoothie is ready to be consumed.

Other recipes with Greens:
Kohlrabi Green and Vegetables Dry Curry:
Spinach and Paneer "Palak Paneer":
Sukuma Wiki With Collard Greens:
Spinach, Lentils and Vegetable:

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  1. Awwwwww.. seasonal allergies can be terrible. Hope you get some relief soon.
    Smoothie sounds healthy and looks delicious.

  2. Hope you get better soon..lovely green colour..looking fwd to the rest CL..take care and don't strain too much though!

  3. Love the name "Leprechaun Smoothie". Looks yummy, colorful and healthy..

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  4. lovely smoothie...who would not eat spinach covered under the banana

  5. so healthy..hope the rest of allergy season is mild and give you some relief

  6. That's a healthy and refreshing smoothie.

  7. hope u feel better soon...nice to see u around again!...yummy smoothie too!

  8. Oh no u too have allergies, even i just finished with them before a week,take care CL..Smoothie looks extremely delicious,wholesome and thick.

  9. Colorful and healthy smoothie,loved the name of the smoothie.

  10. Wow! Look at those colors! You know the more colors on your plate, the more healthy. You have definitely proven that- Awesome.

    One of the remedies for treating allergies is by using a local honey from your area. The bees pollinate many of the local pollens and honey contains those pollens, this helps to build resistance.

    I hope you have relief soon.


  11. hope u r feeling fine...u ought to!!..look at all those vibrant colors and pics on u r post..loved them all ..the smoothie looks heavenly!

  12. Hope you feeling better now. Spinach, avocado and banana humm different combination have to try once.


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