Hi- Sunday’s show and tell green display on the way home from the markets made me think of what other greens I can use in green smoothies that are not very well known.
Sea greens are edible seaweeds etc- I have a packet of dried wakame in the cupboard but it really smells fishy so I am going to have to be really brave and experiment and add lots of fruit to wakame green smoothie plus other normal greens in it…it can’t be worse than when I added nutritional yeast for B12 which made the smoothie taste like cheese- and the plain brewers yeast was just as bad….and I don’t even like yeasty bread.
Sea vegetables- sea greens have of course been eaten for centuries by Asian cultures for a reason-they’re good for you. Sushi is wrapped in sheets of nori and you can buy dried dulse flakes to add to green smoothies along with a heap of other sea veges.
Sea greens are an anti-inflammatory and can reduce risk of certain cancers and do all the usual good beneficial things like prevent heart disease and help menopause symptoms.They contain live, active enzymes, amino acids and are packed with magnesium, vitamin K, folate, magnesium, iodine- so really good for your thyroid.
This recipe is for Ann- Give Me More Greens green smoothie and don’t worry- no seaweed…yet!
1. blend a cup or more of ice with 1 orange
2. add bag of sorrel (or 3 packed cups of baby spinach if you have used the sorrel) and blend.
3. add 2 frozen bananas then a whole bunch of chopped tatsai including stems with some more ice and blend till smooth.
4. add any other fruit you have – I used 3 plums, an apple, ground chia seeds, lime juice and tablespoon ginger and more ice- total in smoothie was 12 ice cubes…you may need less without the chia, this makes it quite thick and very filling. Makes 1.5 litres- enjoy.