Tuesday, August 28, 2012

RAW: GREEN SMOOTHIE WITH PEAS




Peas you say?  Yes, PEAS!  I am definitely on a raw green smoothie kick and hope to keep this up for a long, long while.  I have a handful of friends who really do not like to eat vegetables, but they love smoothies.  This is a great way to get some of the needed fruits and vegetable intake for the day. 

I know growing up, I didn't think peas were a viable vegetable, but when you think about it, one of the first vegetable babies eat are peas.  They are really packed with a lot nutrition.  See below for an in depth analysis of nutrients from this site:
 

Oh, and I have to mention another hidden gem in this blend.  Kiwis.   One cup of kiwi fruit contains more vitamin C than a cup of orange slices.  Check out more nutritional information on Livestrong.

Amazing!  Are you ready to try it?

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup peas
1 cup baby spinach
1 large banana frozen
2 kiwis, peeled
1 cup frozen straberries
1 cup frozen pineapples
juice from two navel oranges (for a less tangy flavor you can use 1/2 apple juice)
1/2 cup water

Blend all the ingredients together in a high speed blender.  Makes two generous servings.

Top it off with a table spoon of chia seeds.  Yet another powerful ingredient.  I talk a little bit about the power of chia seeds in THIS POST.

Enjoy!



4 comments:

Welcome said...

Hmmm, peas. I'll have to take your word on that. Otherwise, I was thinking of blending everything minus the peas and eating them separate one pop at a time haha. Just kidding. I'm sure I will be pleasantly surprised. Will let you know how it turns out! Wow.
And I'll have to check into your Chia Seeds post, my boss have a bag of them in his office that he keeps throwing into his green tea tumbler.

Felicia said...

I thought the same thing about the peas... you really don't taste it. Just give it one try! You will love the chia seeds. xF

Tanya Ponce said...

I love smoothies and the idea of drinking something healthy. I've never been a big fan of peas, it's a texture thing, but I like pea soup, so I think I'd like a well blended smoothie with peas.

Felicia said...

Tanya, I think you will like it if you like pea soup. Just a 1/2 a cup...you won't even know its there. ;) xF

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