Most people, when I mention smoothies, either think of those sugar-laden “power drinks” you can get in shops at the mall or in town. The other option is that they just think, forget about it. Smoothies get a bad rap as too much work or just plain gross. I’m here to show you neither have to be true.
In the video, I’m making a smoothie that’s heavy on parsley, an often under-used but delicious herb that has anti-inflammatory Super Powers. I’m also using a pretty junky blender that I got for twenty-nine bucks at Target so if I can make a drink smooth enough anyone can. Finally, the second video has my very picky taste-testing husband who often calls what we drink “yard clippings” so if he gives you the thumbs-up, you know it can’t be so bad. Watch and see. Then scroll down for the recipe and try it yourself. Oh, and don’t worry. I won’t make you endure a minute of watching and listening to ‘blending’ time. (Don’t you hate those videos?!?) That’s why there are two shots-before and after. So see for yourself and come back and tell us what you think or visit us on Facebook to give us your honest opinion-we can take it.
The Taste Test
See? Not so bad. Oh, and you’ll see all over these interwebs that you should blend and drink immediately because the drinks lose some of their nutritional potency as they are exposed to air. But c’mon, this site is all about Living Well in Real Life, a tag-line I chose for a reason. My husband leaves for work when it’s still dark out and I have three kids who sleep just off the kitchen so I am NOT running a blender that early in the morning. We seem to be pretty healthy in spite of our “over-night” smoothies so make of it what you will. Do what you can. It’s better than doing nothing.
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