This is a smoothie that delivers as advertised! I learned about it in a class I took from Dianne Craft. She taught us how important raw foods are in our diets because of the enzymes. Well, this smoothie is swimming in them! Never mind that it is also super easy to make.
True story: One year, I gave a Nutrition for Teachers class to the faculty of my school. For weeks, teachers were walking around with variations of this smoothie. There were purple ones with blueberries and some that included almond butter, cranberries and lemon. They were very creative! After awhile, we noticed many more smiles and laughing, happy teachers in the halls. Was it because we all received gigantic raises? HA! No, it was the smoothies. The Happy Teacher Syndrome was in full effect. It can work for you and your family, too!
Serving size: One recipe once a day. I know what you’re thinking. It is a lot at first. The first day, it will be hard to do. That’s ok. You can put the leftovers in the fridge and save them for tomorrow. By the end of the week, you will be craving this and downing it in no time at all!
Wash the fruit and vegetables.
Core the fruit, no need to peel! Chop it all roughly.
Add to blender and add water to the 2 cup mark.
Ahem. This is green. It smells like parsley but it will taste like the apples or pears. Years of students have suggested to go light on the celery at the beginning and work up to 3-5 stalks. Perhaps an opaque, covered container is called for. Once, I added a carrot to my Happiness Smoothie and took it to school. It wasn’t green. It was brown. I was drinking it from a regular coffee mug. One student suggested it looked like throw-up. He was right. If you add a carrot, by all means, put it in a container that no one can see through!