Refresh and Revitalize with a Sour Apple-Grape Green Smoothie


| 8/7/2015 9:52:00 AM


Tags: smoothies, Mother Earth News Fair, Stephanie Tourles, Maine, Massachusets,

Green smoothies or green drinks are a wonderful way to get your kids or other finicky family members to down their daily greens with joy! “Yeah right,” I hear you say. “Nobody in my family will ever drink anything that’s green other than green beer on St. Patrick’s Day or an artificially dyed, mint ice cream shake from the local Dairy Freeze.”

I understand your sentiment, indeed I do. Over the years, I’ve had my share of vile-tasting, raw, cabbage-like kale smoothies and vowed I’d never have another. That was before I learned how to camouflage the green flavor with other ingredients that are sweet and creamy or tart and tangy. 

In addition to the plethora of restorative, revitalizing, immune-boosting, and energizing nutrients contained within green superfoods, such as kale, spinach, arugula, spirulina, chlorella, lettuce, parsley and alfalfa grass, consuming greens in your smoothie is a great way to prevent blood-sugar swings and keep things in balance. (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)

Greens add more fiber to the blend than results by simply using whole fruit as the star player, and furthermore, the moderate protein content of greens helps slow carbohydrate digestion, resulting in a steadier, more stable blood-sugar level. As a bonus, this effect makes you feel fuller longer – more satisfied and less likely to snack between meals or overeat at mealtime.

Below is one of my favorite summertime tart and tangy, refreshing green drinks. It fills me up, cools me down, is relatively low in calories, tastes fabulous, and packs a powerful punch of dynamic nutrition and fiber in every sip. It’s quick to make and clean-up is a snap! Give it a try, won’t you? I’m sure you and your family members will love it. Enjoy!


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