Sunday, November 21, 2010

Eat Your Greens Fruit Smoothie

doesn't look like 'greens' to me, looks like chocolate!

My 'Day 2' breakfast for the Eat to Live: Six Week Holiday Challenge was Dr. Fuhrman's Eat Your Greens Fruit Smoothie. I almost instinctively began to prepare my beloved oatmeal with flaxseed, blueberries and nuts again but remembered that I need to be more diligent about eating a variety of different meals.

This smoothie was a treat! Yes it came out a sort of burgundy brown, reminding me of chocolate. I dare say it was so rich and thick and tasty that if I'd handed it to someone and said it had a hint of chocolate in it, they'd believe me.

I find that my taste buds are becoming more sensitive to good food. When you have a regular diet of salty or sugary foods, it can lessen your taste bud's ability to pick up all the different flavours in natural food. Thankfully that can be turned around. You should have heard me eating my salad this afternoon! You would have thought I was eating decadent chocolate cheesecake!

Dr. Fuhrman's 'Eat Your Greens Fruit Smoothie'

Serves 1


5 ounces baby spinach
1 banana (lightly freckled and ripe)
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1/2 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1/2 cup pomegranate juice or other unsweetened fruit juice (I used water)
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds


Blend all ingredients in a high-powered* blender until smooth and creamy.

*My blender is very basic, so I had to be patient and help things along (not before turning it off of course!). It was well worth the effort!


  1. that's exactly how I feel when I'm having my salad!

  2. I have a blog post coming up about a salad that had the same affect one me! :-D

  3. It was wonderful.. I added extra almond milk to make it less thick... My 2 year old LOVED it!!

    1. And I added 2 dates instead of the juice.

    2. Great! Love the date idea (I adore dates!). :)

  4. I include protein with every meal and snack. Detox Smoothie Recipes