Pineapple and lettuce is such a great combination. For some reason, they complement each other very well. Then, when you add some additional flavor – like fresh strawberries, you get a meal and a happy plate both at the same time.
I love it when I can find really good ways to eat lots of lettuce. Consuming it in a salad takes way too much time. There are so many things to do and so little time outside of work to get it done. Thus this smoothie!
- 1 inch pineapple peeled and cored.
- 3 medjool dates
- 1 banana
- 1 bowl strawberries (probably 3+ cups)
- 1 cup rejuvelac
- ½ cup juice (orange pineapple mango is this one)
- 1 large bowl lettuce
Start out by blending all the fruit to liquefy.
When you pack in all that lettuce, you’ll be amazed that it all fits. Even though it’s a huge bowl, it doesn’t really take up much space. It might have taken 1 cup (wet measure) when I added it. Once it’s in, blend for an additional 60+ seconds until everything it broken down well.
As you can see, it makes about 8 cups. You’ll want to find someone to share this one with or stretch it into a breakfast and lunch.
One of the nice things about using rejuvelac is that the living culture will come alive as it sits for a little while. If you want to grow some B vitamins, let the second half (lunch) rest a room temperature until it’s time to consume it. I haven’t let it sit any longer than that, but I would expect that it would get tangy if left much longer. Maybe one day I’ll try it and see!
Life is an adventure, even if you do the same things every day, the subtleties of each moment can be enjoyed with new enthusiasm!