POST-HALLOWEEN-CANDY-BINGE DETOX ELIXIR
i see that the smoothie is actually colored gross brown, not green. it pretty much looks like what the inside of my body feels like after this last halloween week + weekend.
but here's what brought me back to life:
fresh fruit and vegetables?! i hardly recognize you! where you been??
i feel like i'm overreacting about this, but i really ate like crap this last week and weekend and treated my body like garbage.
this is how i know i'm getting ooooolllldddderrrrrrr. i can no longer eat a giant trash bag full of various candies to my hearts' content and feel absolutely great the next day.
those were the days.
i bought a whole bunch of fruits and vegetables at our produce stand down the street. i then went wild and crazy taking tons of photos of fruits and vegetables on the kitchen table. i'm sure the next few things that i share on here will be starring some colorful fruits or vegetables. i really marched straight from the fruit stand to the kitchen and didn't leave until i made 3 different recipes with all my new loot.
so i needed a smoothie, real bad.
i wanted plenty of greens and lots of fruit for flavor and juiciness.
i went with green apple, black plum, satsumas, persimmon, ginger, spinach, kale, and lemon.
since my blending device is horrific, the texture wasn't as fab as i'd hoped, but the flavor was there!
the ginger and the lemon are what really add a zing and bright flavor. not to mention, an instant sense of rejuvenation and detoxification.
that beautiful black plum is what is giving the smoothie its gnarly brown color, but the plum flavor is so interesting in a smoothie. the persimmon has been sitting on my table and i just decided to throw it in!
i kinda think that persimmons taste like marshmallow, so i didn't think it could go wrong. it added just a different texture and a sort of light almost spicy [?] flavor. i don't know how to describe the taste of a persimmon...when i say spicy, i mean spicy as in spices, not spicy hot. marshmallows aren't spicy. what?
i dunno, you just have to go out and try one, y'all!!!
and then put it in a smoothie with some other colorful nutrients and make yourself feel allllllllll better.
Plum & Persimmon Green Smoothie
Makes about 16 ounces
- 1/2 a green apple, sliced
- 1 black plum, sliced
- 1/2 a persimmon, sliced
- 2 satsuma oranges, peeled and separated
- small nugget of ginger, as desired
- juice of 1/3 a large lemon
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- handful of kale (1/4-1/2 cup)
- 4 ice cubes
Peel and chop fruit and vegetables as directed and add to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice last and blend again.