Green Smoothie and Juicing Grocery Haul

Posted on September 9, 2012

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I had so much fun with my first grocery haul, I’m back at it again today. This time I am focusing on what I purchase for my green smoothies and juices. I’m on Day 2 of another feast. For reference, I own a Blendtec blender and a Breville Juice Fountain Elite.

This haul is a partial one. I already had some staples on hand: 5lb bag of carrots, 3-3lb bags of apples, 3-3lb bags of beets, 1 celery stalk, 1 bunch of cilantro. D is participating in the feast but not going 100% so with the staples above plus the items below, I should be good until Thursday.

Onto the goods! Unless otherwise stated, all items are organic.

Rainbow Chard and Kale – Perfect additions to a juice or green smoothie. I wash them thoroughly and do not cut off the stems. The Swiss chard is milder in taste than the kale.

I blend green onions, celery, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and lime to make a green smoothie that I eat with a spoon to make it seem more like a traditional meal. Zucchinis are great! They lighten up any smoothie or juice because of their high water content. They can be used interchangeably with cucumbers. . . especially when said cucumbers are $1.29 each!

Srawberries and mango for green smoothies. I don’t juice them because they come out like soft serve ice cream.

Baby romaine and spinach – I only use these in green smoothies. Centrifugal juicers do not handle baby lettuce well.

Grape tomatoes for green smoothies

Conventional limes and ginger. I use them in both green smoothies and juices. Sooo delicious!

Valencia oranges – the perfect juicing orange and they must be organic! I’ve tried conventional valenica oranges before but they don’t have as much juice as their organic counterparts.

Conventional watermelon – for juicing and green smoothies. I intend to juice this one with fennel, lime and ginger – can’t wait!

Now I’m off to whip up something to eat. . . er. . . drink 🙂

How often do you grocery shop?

– Kareen, MPH, RD

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