Green Protein Smoothie:
(My 10-year-old loves these, especially to power him up before a soccer game or practice, and sometimes it's the only way I can get him to eat his greens!)
8 - 10 oz spring water
One cup or two of frozen fruit or fresh (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mangoes, etc. Organic is ideal. If using fresh then add ice to make it nice and cold.)
Tablespoon of olive oil
Two or three handfuls of baby spinach leaves
One scoop of protein powder (my 10 year old likes this brand called Vega Choc-A-Lot)
Optional: A couple tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt (or to keep it green, how about lime Greek yogurt. I love the Oikos brand.)
Other green things you can add to a smoothie that are good for you:
Avocado - Its mild flavour mixes well with fruit and it makes your smoothie extra smooth.
Kale - I haven't tried it in a smoothie, but because it's such a great super food, I think I'll try it one day.
Pistachios - If almonds and walnuts work, why not pistachios?
A St. Patrick's Day Green Salutation List:
Yard long bean
(Most of the produce from this "green list" came from "Dr. Richter's Fresh Produce Guide" published in 2004 by Try-Foods International, Inc.)