When it’s cold as bleep out, it can be hard to get excited about green smoothies. It’s like I just wanna be all chili-stew-and-soup-ing when the snow starts to fly and the temps are frigid.
But at the same time, a green smoothie can be a hit of nutrition, veggies and refreshment when it seems like hot summer evenings will never get here.
That’s why I made this Green Smoothie Delight! With simple ingredients and no-fuss prep, I’m loving this lately. It’s like summer in a glass 😎
This Green Smoothie Delight has romaine lettuce as it’s base and because there’s so much water in romaine, it’s perfect for this refreshing drink.
Plus, romaine lettuce has been my go-green these days. I love how versatile it is; it holds up well in a salad (no soggy greens here!); and the kids love it! 😄
(Ok that last point was a bold-faced lie. One can hope…)
But seriously, you know who else loves romaine lettuce? Fish! 🐠At least the fish that we visited in January at the Maui Ocean Centre. We got lucky and happened to walk in front of this giant display tank of tropical fish during feeding time!
This diver comes into the tank (waves at the kids, very kind) and proceeds to pull out a huge, leafy head of romaine that is quickly devoured right in front of our eyes! It was so cool to see.
Lesson learned? Tropical fish love the greens and I’m totally with them.
So back to the recipe. You’ll also need:
- Mango chunks – I usually have this kicking around in the freezer
- Chunk of fresh ginger
And that’s it 🙆♀️
I promise you reader a delicious, refreshing and hydrating green smoothie. Even while the wind is blowing all the snow around, you can hold a little summer in your glass and remember that one day, you’ll be sweating outside again 😅
I hope you love it!
Green Smoothie Delight
- High speed blender
- 2 cups romaine lettuce
- 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 chunk ginger about 1 Tbsp
- 1 cup water
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Serve right away or make ahead of the next day. Makes 2.5 cups total. Keep in the fridge in a mason jar with a lid.