What’s in a name? How about, surprise goodness. Or smoothie by happenstance. Maybe, I can’t believe this mixes together so nicely. lol!
I have to say that I was a bit surprised by this combination. The first one I tried happened because I was hutting around for fruit and, well, all the exotic stuff was gone and all I had left where pieces that I was tied of eating. I had a beat-up pear, an older kind of soft apple but that wasn’t enough. I dug around in the freezer and found some strawberries and thought what the heck.
That adventurous happenstance turned out nice enough to want to share with the rest of the world. And, well, here it is!
- 1 pear
- 1 apple
- 10 frozen (or fresh) Strawberries
- 2 Medjool dates
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- ¾ cup rejuvelac
- 1 bunch fresh garden picked parsley
Add everything but the greens to you high speed blender. Grind to a liquid. That might take about 10 seconds.
Next, add your greens. Remember, green smoothies are all about getting your greens in a way that is raw and enjoyable. As you can see, I try to always use a ‘bunch’ of parsley. The stores are pretty good about selling bunches in the size that works perfect in a smoothie.
Now blend again. This time, after the greens are chopped, you’ll want to spin the blender on high for about a minute. The longer you go, the smoother the smoothie. At the same time, the longer you go the warmer it gets. Because we’re using frozen strawberries, you shouldn’t notice any heating in that 60 seconds.
In the end, depending on the size of the fruit that you use, you’ll get 4 to 5 cups.
Even if you have an aversion to parsley, you might find this one a little more tolerable. If you like parsley, you’ll probably really enjoy this one. If you love parsley (like me!) you’ll want to make this smoothie a number of days in a row!
Remember, if you get to experimenting with green smoothies, it always helps to keep the Green Smoothie Basics in mind. They taste best when balancing sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Once the balance if found, it then a matter of accentuating the flavor!