December 31, 2011

ringing in the new year

Let it be known that as we being 2012, I'm starting it with the very best of intentions. For instance, I just downed this fresh and bright smoothie, packed full of garden greens. The kale and baby spinach, lemon juice, and sweetness of the pear juice and banana blend together very well, but the celery is pronounced and quickly reminds you that you're drinking something healthy. It's a super fresh smoothie that will make you feel better just for looking at it.

So let 2012 be the year I recommit to Sustainable Diet, bringing to it a freshness not unlike that of this delectable drink. Here's to renewal, good health, and happiness!

Winter Greens Smoothie
1/2 cup pear juice
1/2 cup ice
1 small banana, cut into 1-inch slices
1 1/2 cups fresh kale or baby spinach (or a mixture of both)
1 stalk celery, chopped
juice from 1/2 of a lemon

Put all ingredients into the blender in the order they're listed. Begin with ice-crush mode, pulse for about 15 seconds, and then puree completely. Makes one 16-ounce smoothie.