While I highly doubt that going vegan is on the cards for me, I still try to make a conscious effort to eat (and drink!) healthy. Coincidentally, I had some organic lettuce lying around the house last week and was inspired by this recipe for Green Goddess Smoothie to make my own green smoothie. –The similarities end there, by the way: My ingredients are completely different.
Blend together the following:
- some ice
- A handful or two of lettuce (the sweeter varieties are advisable, though I personally used a bag of assorted greens)
- 2-3 slices of cantaloupe
- 5-8 grapes
- some tofu (optional)
If you’re looking for a great fiber fix, this one’s for you. The lettuce does wonders, so add more if you want to up your fiber intake.
In terms of taste, using assorted greens will give a bitter tinge because of the lollo rosso. But as I didn’t mind that mild “kick”, I went ahead with it. The resulting drink has the color of pesto and a “green” taste reminiscent of wheatgrass.
The grapes act as the main sweetener and highlighting flavor for this drink, so you can add more or less, depending on your sweetness preference.
I can’t promise you that this is going to taste like something from Jamba Juice, but I am so impressed by the fiber from the lettuce that I’m making it my new smoothie key ingredient alongside tofu.
Happy Drinking! 🙂