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As I've mentioned, I'm something of a procrastinator. I read a lot, and dream. I make big plans and sometimes follow through. I make smaller plans and sometimes follow through. One small plan I had last year was to start making healthy green smoothie drinks. I'd read the book Green for Life after seeing it in my blog-friend Leslie's sidebar, and I was filled with the urgent desire to start making green smoothies and foisting them upon my family on a daily basis. But as is so often the case, I set the book down and moved on to other books and other recipes.
I continued to think about green smoothies, though. It just took me a while to start making them--as in SEVEN MONTHS. I think one thing that held me back was the fact that we don't have a fancy-schmancy high-powered blender. Yes, it is absolutely preferable to have a high-powered blender for making smoothies--but it's not a necessity. I found this out once I actually tried making them.
Green smoothies are incredibly healthy and easy to make and drink--and they taste quite good, too. I even have my kids making them now. We haven't been going by a recipe lately--just using whatever fruits and green veggies we have on hand. Want to know more about green smoothies and how to make them? Rather than blathering on here, I will direct you to a true green smoothie motherlode. Go have a look (you won't believe all you can find at this site--you could be there for hours!), then start blending away!