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Green Fuji Smoothie

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Hello and Happy New Year to you my friends!  It has been too long and I have missed you!   I don’t know about you, but I have eaten more yummy food that I didn’t need and not enough salads, soups, protein smoothies and exercising over the holidays.  So if you are like me, it’s time for back to basics, lean-eating, fit in your jeans exercise.

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Ingredients..hmm is it good?

It is hard for me to want to get out and walk when there are limited daylight hours to do it in. Work tends to take up most of those hours.  But really that is an excuse isn’t it?  My friend Tracey has started using an elliptical daily.    Even five minutes of jump roping is helpful.  Eating lean this time of year is best.   Eating more salads, vegetables, healthy soups or a protein smoothie.  And no, the smoothie is not a milkshake or frappuccino :), oh, darn it!

I tend not to do as many smoothies in the winter, but it is such a great way to get in fresh veggies in my diet, especially first thing in the morning.

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See? This is all it takes!

I wanted to try a different one than I have shared with you previously.  This smoothie, Green Fuji Smoothie is thus named because I used an organic Fuji apple in it. I wanted a green smoothie that was primarily veggies. There is avocado in it to keep you full and a bit of protein too.  Because of the apple no other sweetener was needed.  Do you think little kids would like it?

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Hey, who’s sneaking in the pic?

I would think the bright green color may be a put off for some kids. My grandson loved it!  In fact he kept going back to drink it, so that’s how he ended up in the pics 🙂

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what? he is back! Sneaking another sip 🙂

Where did you spend New Years Eve and New Year’s Day?   Some of my girlfriends and I went to Santa Cruz and Capitola. It is a lovely beachy area to start off the New Year.  We took long walks along the beach and heralded in the New Year at ShadowBrook Restaurant in Capitola.   If you have never heard of ShadowBrook- check it out online.  It has a fascinating history and it is a very unique dining experience.   You get to go down to the dining areas in a cable car.  There are different dining rooms all unique and built at different time periods in the last almost 100 years.   The food was outstanding!  I would suggest trying it if you are in the area to be sure and have a meal there and meander around.

The protein in this smoothie I used collagen but a scoop of pea protein powder would be just as great or leave it out all together.   I will be avoiding a lot of fruit in my winter smoothies as that adds a lot of sugar even if it is not refined sugar.   I listened to a very interesting podcast by a Dr. Mark Gordon who is an interventional endocrinologist, even though this particular podcast was related more towards traumatic brain injury he talked about refined sugar and how terrible it is for our bodies, especially to prevent aging and any autoimmune disease!  So, here is a year to focus on lean eating, daily exercise and connecting with family and friends.

What is your focus this year?  I hope you try out this Green Fuji Smoothie and like it as much as my grandson did!  Enjoy!

Green Fuji Smoothie

Organic greens, fuji apple with bit of protein makes a refreshing smoothie that tastes great and is so good for you!

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup organic baby greens
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 organic fuji apple, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons juice of 1 fresh lemon (approx 2 tablespoons)
  • few (optional) fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 scoop collagen powder or protein pea powder
  • 6-8 ounces water
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in high speed blender (I used Ninja blender)

    Pulse to puree, drink immediately Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used Ninja Blender,  it is not expensive, yet it has features such as high speed blending that are like the very expensive blenders.  

 

I used Collagen powder, but to keep it vegan or vegetarian use pea protein powder, I'd suggest for this recipe just one scoop of either plain or vanilla. 

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