Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lemon Banana Pear Berry Smoothie

Ohhh myyyy, I love this one :) Each flavour blends into the next for a taste that's as beautiful as the picture. But enough sappy stuff.
As you've likely noticed, I love adding lemon juice to my smoothies. Part of the reason is the amazing taste: the other part being that lemon is a natural preservative. I'm often pressed for time in the morning, and appreciate when I have one less thing to do (ie. make a smoothie). I often make my smoothies the night before, so that I have NO excuse not to take one with me to work. When I add lemon juice, it preserves the more perishable produce in my smoothies, such as the greens & bananas. Taste, & natural preservation. Win-win.
Back in March, I made a post all about lemon rinds & how to use 'em up rather than composting them. Later, I discovered what they do at Rawthentic Eatery with their lemon rinds. There is literally no end to how you can make use of these bad boys. So don't waste 'em! Use up every bit of lemon lovin' you can ;) If you come up with new ideas, share them with the rest of us!

From my kitchen, to yours <3

1 1/2 cups water
1 scoop Vega
2-4 cups greens (spinach, kale, your choice!)
1 banana
1 pear
1/4 cup mixed frozen berries
juice from 1 lemon, about 2tbs

1) Blend all ingredients until smooth.
2) Store in fridge, or drink immediately. Your body loves everything you do for it :)

Char xo

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