Here is the smoothie we had today:
Recipe 5 - makes 7.5 cups (why I made so much, I am not certain...)
- 2.5 cups of spinach with stems
- 1/2 lemon with some skin
- 2 large carrots (about two cups worth)
- 1 apple
- 1 cup of mango
- Lots of water
Personal Take: This smoothie tasted more like fruits -- it would be a great introduction to the realm of vegetable smoothies. However, I've already been introduced. Also, we have been on a nearly-no-sugar diet, so this tasted rather sweet to us (it is amazing how one's taste buds adjust).
Other than that, it was a great smoothie. The color was different because there were more carrots in this batch (it is usually only one cup). I still thought that it looked pretty though.
This required more blending (hence the suggestion for "lots of water"). I was able to manage though, because I used part frozen mango; and that kept the smoothie cool enough to blend thoroughly. I believe that the nutrients need to live to be effective; so I would rather that heat did not kill them off.