Green Smoothie Rocks!

By , April 29, 2010 3:51 pm

We have benefited quite a bit the from the NuRVer’s gathering here in Gonzales,TX. This is the second gathering of a “younger generation” of full-time RVers; a place where you can learn, meet and benefit from the experiences of other seasoned RVers.

Jonathan’s top take away would be  getting the RV to work on a 30 AMP circuit. The Star runs on a 50 AMP circuit. We have purchased and tested several adapters to take it from a 30 AMP to 50 AMP, none of which have worked. Jonathan posted about this issue in IRV2, with no resolution. One day, the NuRVers got together, looked and poked and presto! It works! Let’s hope it stays that way.

My top take away would be learning about green smoothies. 🙂

Sara from theGreen_Smoothie_Demo HappyJanssens  hosted a  green smoothie demo in her lovely home on NuRVer Day 3. She made the smoothie in her awesome VitaMix blender. It is an awesome blender because Sara put two whole frozen bananas, one whole orange and huge chunks of fresh pineapple and  chunks of frozen fruit along with some chia seeds and spinach and it came out super silky smooth. It was also surprising yummy! (Sara’s husband, Matt took this picture of us. Thank you! I was paying attention but I may have been a bit distracted by the baby. She’s so cute!) 

I have been making smoothies for some time now but have never made green smoothies. I am loving it. Now, I just need to introduce it to the husband, slowly… I have lots of ideas already! 🙂

PersonalBlenderI don’t have an awesome Vitamix blender (can you tell I want one?) but I do have a Personal Blender that has served me very well. The first time I made the green smoothie, their were spinach bits in my smoothie. I like bits in my fruit smoothie but not so much in the green smoothie. 🙁 The key to getting it smooth in the personal blender is to blend the greens first with water and then add fruit to it later and blend until you get the right consistency.

For green smoothie newbie, check out Guidelines to Drinking Green Smoothie  from Green Smoothies Blog. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Prepare/drink it in the morning
  • Sip it slowly
  • Don’t add anything to your smoothie except greens, fruit and water
  • Always rotate the greens you add to the smoothieGreenSmoothie
  • Learn to prepare delicious smoothies

Here’s what my green smoothie looks like. I can’t resist adding freshly ground flaxseed to my smoothie (yeah, it goes against the guideline but I like my flaxseed)! And I like my green smoothie!






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8 Responses to “Green Smoothie Rocks!”

  1. Thank you for sharing the green smoothie love with me.. picked up spinach tonight, and the chia seeds and flax seed is in. If you haven’t gotten your own chia yet, you’re welcome to some of mine.

  2. Dasy says:

    So glad you are going to try it. We received our chia seeds last night and I put a couple tablespoons in a large glass of water. After the soaking time, I drank some. It was so filling, I saved the other half in the fridge. I hope you guys enjoy the smoothie and the seeds. They are so good for you.

  3. RVJoey says:

    I missed the smoothie demo!
    I saw a little girl drinking what looked like fish eggs in her water at dinner one night. It looked a little creepy, but I found out more. Did some research today about side effects. There are some so I would recommend anyone who uses them regularly to Google it.
    I haven’t got mine yet, but I am excited about a easy, light weight, nutritional food source for nomading.

  4. Dasy says:

    I make a big container full of chia “jelly” and store it in the fridge. Thus far, I have added chia to my water, my smoothie, hummus…that’s it for now but I’m sure I’ll find more ways to incorporate chia! 🙂 Happy experimenting!

  5. Richie says:

    Hi Dasy:

    I’ve heard from other green-smoothie-ers that they had problems when using raw flax seeds. After a few weeks, they had stomach aches, so they removed flax seeds from their diet. What’s YOUR secret?

  6. Dasy says:

    Hi Richie,
    I use whole roasted flax seed that I grind up before each use. I like the roasted flavor and I’ve never had any problems with stomach ache. Hope that helps!

    • Richie says:

      That’s worth a try, for sure! Doesn’t roasting Flax Seed break down the oil though?

      • Dasy says:

        I haven’t heard that roasting breaks down the oil but I have heard that roasting helps break down the hull and helps you digest it better (like grinding). The roasted ones tastes better to me! 🙂

        Ground roasted flaxseed is great on top of yogurt too. Yummm!

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