I would like to take the opportunity to post another green shake, in honor of the website name (just so you don't forget what we're about, eh?). This is one that I've been making for about 2 years, and love, not only because it tastes good, but because it's made with vegetables and only low-sugar fruits like avocado, grapefruit and coconut. So, for those of you needing a low-sugar shake, this is for you!
Minty Mock Malt
(based on a recipe by Shelley Young)
1/2 English cucumber
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 grapefruit
1 cup spinach (I use more)
1/2 can coconut milk
1 tsp. green powder (concentrated, dehydrated veggies - omit if don't have)
2-4 sprigs fresh mint leaves or 1/2 tsp. mint flavoring (no alcohol preferred - I use Frontier brand)
14 ice cubes
*In all my green shakes, I rotate a variety of greens such as Red Chard, Kale, Dandelion Greens, Collard Greens, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, etc. You can use any combination of these in any shake. Try rotating different leafy greens often in order to get a variety of minerals and nutrients. Spinach & romaine lettuce probably have the least detectable flavor of the above greens, and collard & dandelion greens probably have the strongest flavor of these, so use according to your taste.
*You can omit the ice cubes and freeze in popsicle molds for a fun "treat" for kids!
**Add one packet of SweetLeaf Stevia if it is not sweet enough for your tastebuds!