Today I made a blender full and keeping it in a water jug in the fridge has me feeling happy because I know exactly what I’m going to be eating/drinking all day and it’s good, good, good for me!
I poured 2 whole baskets of strawberries into my blender. Blueberries are even better in this recipe and blackberries or raspberries work really well too if you don’t mind drinking or straining the seeds. I’ve also done it with blueberries and blackberries together – yum!
Then I put in 2 cups of arugula (rocket) fresh from my friend’s garden. This bumper crop of arugula gone wild is the whole reason for my new green smoothie craze.
And then I filled the blender up with fresh squeezed organic orange juice. It is also quite nice and less sweet with water instead of OJ. You can add a banana or two or some avocado (1/4, or 1/2, or maybe a whole one) to make it thicker and creamier respectively, though I personally like my green smoothies best watery, like milk consistency vs. milkshake consistency.
Blend on high for 40 seconds in your vitamix, nutribullet or other high powered or regular blender and mmmmmmmmm that’s so good! The arugula seems to have a somewhat sinus-opening quality in its liquefied form that makes these smoothies really yummy and invigorating!