Anytime you add a strong colourful fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and rasberries the green mo becomes a nice... sludgy poo colour. Yes, it does. It is such a shame because these gorgeous fruits add such a great flavour to mix. As my two kiddies are seasoned green mo drinkers they have absolutely no aversion to the grey sludge I place in front of them as they seem to know that sometimes these are yummier than others. My little 2.5 yr old LOVES this one.
half cup of rock melon
handful of strawberries
half cup of watermelon
(1 ripe pear if you want it sweeter)
handful of stalks from baby carrot tops
4-5 leaves of baby beetroot tops
good handful of snow pea sprouts.
handful of ice
cup of water
Add the heavier fruits down the bottom then layer the greens and ice on top. Pour in the water and blend to a liquid. Start low then work up to high. Mine is VERY high powered and I let it blend for about a minute and a half.
Taste test. The aim at the moment is for you to enjoy this drink. It will take a few weeks of smoothie drinking to adapt to the more GREENER mixes and we will work up to them. Please do not add sugar to the mix. If you want a sweeter smoothie please add another piece of sweet fruit.
I will be discussing cautions in Green Smoothie making soon. Just for now it is very important that you rotate your greens. Nature, in order to protect greens from extinction, placed in greens a little bit of poison, a minute amount of alkaloids to force the animals to rotate between plants for their own protection or the animal would consume ALL of it. Plants are amazing things. SO rotate your greens. You aren't supposed to have anything individually in excess and this includes greens. Its also more interesting and more fun to learn and play with the tastes.
Enjoy my Green Mos.