My sister-in-law, Jeanne, will be visiting in a couple of weeks. This will be her first time in California, and I’m looking forward to being her tour guide.
I’m also excited about initiating her to a plant-based diet. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not shoving my way of eating down her throat. She wants to transition her diet. She’s watched the pounds melt away on my husband and me since we started eating this way, so she’s going plant-strong to lose weight.
She’s been struggling with the transition, however; so while she’s here I hope to show her how easy and tasty a plant-based diet can be. One way I’ll do this is by getting her hooked on green smoothies, smoothies made with fruit and dark leafy greens.
Since Jeanne recently tasted her first green smoothie and wasn’t a fan, I’ll have to entice her with ‘starter’ green smoothies like this mouth-watering Green Orange Julius.
Green Orange Julius
1 cup almond milk
1 handful spinach (gradually increase to 2 handfuls)
1 tsp vanilla
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Note: This recipe works best in a high-speed blender like a Vitamix.
This recipe was inspired by Foodie with Family.
For more starter green smoothie recipes, see Help! My Green Smoothie Tastes Like Crap!
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