The Color Green

Green is my favorite color, so this week's Alphabet Thursdays Rainbow Summer School entry should be simple for me ... the hardest part is deciding what green to write about! 

There are the obvious things like growing green- green beans, green herbs, even green flowers!

Or I could share my pursuit of living the green life- green cleaning, green shopping, green everything.

Instead, I thought I'd share my favorite green drink with you- Green Smoothies.

(And yes, this is the same photo from yesterday's post.  Give me a break, I'm being squeezed here!)

These really are my favorite green drinks.  Healthy, tasty, and such a nice shade of verde.
Here's a quick how-to, you don't really need a recipe.

Into a blender go:
1 banana (if it's frozen so much the better)
1 small handful of ice (not necessary if you use frozen fruit)
2 handfuls spinach or other greens of your choice (spinach makes the prettiest and tastiest smoothie in my opinion)

Turn on the blender and pulse a few times to crush ice and/or frozen fruit, then slowly add about 1/2 cup water (or fruit juice)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon flax seeds

I pour these through the little hole in the blender lid, though I'm sure you could just dump it all in at one time.

Blend away! 

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.

I'll leave you with one of my husband's favorite songs- The Color Green

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  1. I never would have thought about a green smoothie, or a spinach smoothie, but it might be worth a try! :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. hmmm ... i dont know ... i'm kinda hesitant to add spinache to a smoothie ... but it would certainly be healthy so i just might give it a try!

  3. Green smoothie! Interesting! Maybe I will give it a whirl!

  4. Just the thought of vegetables in a smoothie doesn't sit well with my tummy. But I know the other ingredients mask or lessen the taste of spinach.....

  5. That drink sounds delicious, but I'm not sure about the color GREEN. It's the color I don't find appetizing in a drink for some reason. :)

  6. Love the green in that smoothie - must try that terrific!

    Happy AlphabeThursday Green,


    PS My AlphabeThursday Green is posted if you can join me… HERE!

  7. I wasn't sure about the smoothie at first. The coconut and honey would help balance the green stuff.

  8. WOW! My mom makes these green smoothies! I like them with pineapple:) We add agave to make them sweet too. My blog post is about greens for your pets... Check it out:

  9. I posted similar shots of my husband's healthy drink. The ingredients are very different and nowhere near as appealing as these!

  10. Catherine, green smoothies may take some getting used to, but we learn so much when being squeezed by God. Remembering that will help us see the blessing in it all.

    Thanks for your wonderful thoughts! Hope you are enjoying the end of your summer.

  11. Green is my favorite color too! In fact, I was just thinking about posting about it. I'm not on Jenny's Thursday antics, but I do love her!

    Thanks, Catherine for your sweet comment on my last post. It's good to have these sisterly talks!

    Okay, green....LOVE cilantro, cucumbers, brocolli, green onions...oh, and limes!

  12. Catherine. Oh that song is lovely. I've never heard that before. Thank you for sharing it.

    And your smoothie looks delicious. I wouldn't have thought of putting spinach in one...clever. Delicious and nutritious!

    Thank you for linking.

    I always enjoy my visits here.


  13. Interesting sounding smoothie, not sure I'd try it, although I do like spinach. Where's the yogurt or milk or other creamy additive?

    a GREEN smoothie...I think I'd go with lime, LOL
    Susan :)


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