This is the best green smoothie recipe Phil says he's ever had, and he told me I had to share it with you guys who are into healthy vegan recipes.
We've been having this quick vegan recipe since I came home with a mountain of freshly picked strawberries last month. I just pop the strawberries and bananas in the freezer as soon as I get them, and then they're ready to go for a creamy, thick, super delicious smoothie.
Throw a few sprouts in there, and some protein powder if you like, and you take it from healthy to ridiculously healthy.
Prep time: 10 minutes
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Hey guys, this is Heather from healthyveganrecipes.net. So, last week I showed you how to make mango coconut ice cream and what you can do with all kinds of different fruit.
Today, I want to show you one step further in the healthy direction and show you how to make the best green smoothie/ice cream. Phil and I have been enjoying this through the summer as we have access to strawberries.
We stopped at a farm stand yesterday, I got some strawberries and put them in the freezer and they are ready to go. So, what I’ve got is also my bag of frozen bananas here, and I’m going to put one banana and a few strawberries into my blender along with a cup full of water.
I’m going to use this cup, I’m just going to fill it up with water and put that in. And so, there’s my banana and the strawberries in the blender. What I’m going to do here is – the less water you can put in, the thicker and creamier, and more ice cream like this would be.
Normally, Phil and I would do green smoothies with apples and a banana – they’re good but this smoothie is like what of the best we’ve ever had. So, Phil told me that I had to show you guys how to do this.
Now, this jug here is something that Phil makes called effective microorganisms. He brews it from a mother culture that he buys and then he makes a whole bunch of it. He uses it in the garden but we also use it in our smoothies.
So, what I’m going to do now is blend this and I’m going to try to keep it with as little liquid as possible, and just add a little bit more water if I need to. What I wind up doing is giving it a shake and put it back on.
Alright, excellent – check out how thick it is. It’s probably hard to tell in the video but in person, let me tell you, it’s pretty thick. So, I lied, I only use from here in the water glass, to here, again, just use enough that you can get it liquefied, but if you thick, it will be more like icecream-like – that’s what Phil really like.
Moving along, what I’m going to throw in here is hemp protein powder. Phil and I like to use hemp and we get it from this company in Canada, it’s a really great company called the good seed – what is their website, goodseedhemp.com.
They get all of their hemp from organic farmers in the west area of Canada and we all work to support family farms. I put in about a tablespoon and a half there, Phil sometimes like more but if you put in more hemp it will get a little bit more “grooty” – grainy I suppose I should say.
If you use any other type of protein powder that’s more fine, it won’t be as a big a deal. Next, the star of all of my green smoothies – sprouts. These are the sprouts that Phil has grown on our window sill – look how gorgeous they are.
A lot of people say that for green smoothies, they only consider it as a green smoothie if there’s some dark leafy green in there like kale. I love kale, I think its great – I love to eat, love to cook with it, love to put it on smoothies if I can but to be honest, I would much rather have Phil’s home grown sprouts that I know are super truck-full of nutrients than a bunch of kale from the grocery store that’s been picked, you know, a couple of weeks ago and they just been dying since.
Often the kale that I see in the store is not the freshest looking, so I definitely prefer sprouts and they have less flavor, especially if you use clover alfalfa. They blend up much smoother, so you don’t have chunks of kale in your mouth.
And you know, I think do that sprouts are the point I which when the plant is sprouting, it’s so full of nutrients that I think it’s really good. I don’t think I need to put big bunches of kale in here, although I think that’s great but think about sprouts, they are super nutrient-dense.
So anyway, enough about that, put the cap on, blend it up and you’ll be ready. Alright, while I was going on about sprouts I forgot to mention what I was doing, which was pushing the sprouts down into the liquid so that when you blend it, they’re caught down.
If you just leave them on top, they’re just not going to get stuck down into the blender. So, here we go, I will pour this into the glass – one for me, one for Phil and its quite delicious. It’s really just so good.
You can find the recipe, I will post that over at healthyveganrecipes.net. that’s all for today, enjoy your super delicious green smoothie.