I know, it’s hardly the most attractive description of my latest green smoothie, but it was so truly, seriously thick that it really deserved the name of “Green Ploppie”.
I’ve developed this technique for making green smoothies so that I can make as many serves as humanly possible in one go.
I could call myself lazy, yes, but instead I’m going to choose “efficient”.
These days I pack my blender jug SO full of greens and fruit that it makes a full 7 and a half smoothies, each of which is 350ml.
Now that’s efficient! Over 2.5L of green smoothie from a 2L container? Magic.
It also makes a really, really thick green smoothie, which I then dilute with a bit of extra water after I’ve poured it into my super duper, all-time-favourite green smoothie bottles.
But last night’s was the thickest yet.
I put 150g of rocket, spinach and bok choy, followed by 90g of hemp seeds (hemp hearts), three fuji apples, two big packham pears, 600ml of water and as many bananas as I could shove into the jug without the lid coming off.
(Note: Don’t look at 150g of greens and think that’s the “right” amount to be having. When I started out with green smoothies I could barely tolerate 60g in a jug-full, and it stayed that was for two years before I could handle any more. Only put in as much greens as YOU can still enjoy.)
And then my wonderful, magnificent Vitamix blender just chewed the whole lot into this wonderfully thick, incredibly delicious green ploppie.
I love being efficient. I love my Vitamix.
And I love my green smoothies.
My Vitamix arrived on 1 July 2011, and I think there’s probably less than 10 days in the 851 days since then that I haven’t had at least one green smoothie, and usually more.
Want to know more about the amazing benefits of green smoothies?
If you want to learn more about the benefits of adding green smoothies to your diet, I highly recommend Victoria Boutenko’s book, “Green for Life”.
She’s the one who started me on this amazing green smoothie journey.
You can order Victoria Boutenko's books online today at Amazon, the Book Depository, or your favourite book supplier, and start exploring her ideas and recipes for yourself.
Well, I’m off to enjoy this morning’s green ploppie.
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Have an awesome, green smoothie filled day.
~ Nikki, Eating Vibrantly
P.S. I wonder if I could make this into green smoothie ice cream…