Friday, February 17, 2012

The Laughing Gorilla

I used to think that Smoothies were always yogurt or kefir based, (which are still yummy mind you!). However, my eyes have been opened to vegan smoothies of all sorts, that are packed with good things! I am going to share with you the combinations that we discover and like. :-) This one is a recipe from Valya Boutenko.

The Laughing Gorilla
1 half of Romain Lettuce (I used 1 Romain Heart)
2 ripe frozen bananas, peeled
2 oranges, peeled and seeded
1 mango
2C water

Makes 2 Quarts

Put is all in the Vitamix and blend until smooth. It takes a minute to break down the lettuce until it is nie and smooth - so be sure to let it do that or you will have to hew your smoothy. :-0

This is drink is light and refreshing. Drink your salad! :-)

1 comment:

  1. I <3 my green smoothies in fact I crave them often!! My fav is LOTS of baby spinach, purified water, 1 frozen banana, 1 handful fresh or frozen strawberries, blue berries, raspberries and 2 teaspoons cold pressed coconut oil. Yummo!! I have this one so often because I just love the combo but this month I am going to experiment with more flavours, pineapple, mint and spinach is next and then more with kale as well. I haven't yet tried any with lettuce as I love baby spinach so much. Its such a quick and yummy way for us busy mamas to get our greens!! Luv Donna