Answer: My toddler!
Yeah, green smoothies look nasty and are the very cliche 'in' thing to drink right now. However, there is a reason why people are really trying to push them. It's because they are a great way for you to get some fruits and veggies in your diet. Or, in my case, my toddler's diet.
Richard is a very picky eater. He gets it from me. He will not eat meat...or anything that isn't beans, mashed potatoes, corn, or a peanut butter sandwich. I sat down with this green concoction yesterday and he almost drank the whole thing! Yay!
Now, the cool thing about smoothies is that you can experiment with a lot of things and figure out what you like best. My base smoothie recipe will always start out with a banana and an apple.
Here is what I put in my green smoothie yesterday:
1 Peeled Cucumber
1 Green Apple
1 Handful of Uncooked Spinach and Kale
1/2 cup of Coconut Water
1 Teaspoon of Chia Seeds
Juice from 1 Lemon
I cut everything up, put in all in a blender, and let it blend on high for a few minutes. The juice from the lemon really sets it off and brightens the smoothie. Like I said, my toddler loved it! I will definitely need to make it more often so that I can make sure he gets some good stuff in his diet.
If you've never done a smoothie before, experiment! There are lots of things you can put in that blender!
You may want to try:
Or, if you're feeling really adventurous, a beet! I know beets are really good for you, but how exactly can you incorporate beets into your diet? I made what I called a pink smoothie! I took a pre-cooked beet that I bought at the grocery store and put it in the blender with a red apple, banana, coconut water, and chia seeds. It tasted pretty good! I would not recommend throwing a beet into your green smoothie...it'll turn it a scary shade of brown and not taste right.
So, do what everyone else is doing, dig out that blender, and experiment! You'll find a smoothie that I'm sure you'll like!