I'm horrible sitting down and eating breakfast during the week. I usually will just pour a cup of coffee and call it a day until lunch. I've been trying to change that habit with making green smoothies in the morning. The main problem I have is, most of them make me what to hurl. That is until now, and I actually found one that I like in Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook "It's All Good," now I know what your thinking...GP?! In her defense with all her whacky and sometimes out of left-field ideas, this book is, well, good! I've cooked through this book, which is now stained, tattered and sticky. I have yet to make a recipe out of here that hasn't worked, in the cookbook world that's saying something.
One of the recipes that I'm really into is "The Best Green Juice" recipe. I don't have a juicer, but that didn't stop me from giving this a try. The book states that if you don't have a juicer, you can chop everything up and put in a high-speed blender and then, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. I, whirl it up in the blender and drink it smoothie-style. I'm lazy, so straining is the step that I skip, less mess and you also get the extra fiber goodness this way. The recipe calls for Kale but, you can use other leafy greens such as Red Chard or Spinach. After cutting and chopping greens every morning, I started using Organic Girl Super Greens. They are very handy and pre-washed. I usually wash them a second time and wrap them up in a damp paper towel and store in a reusable container; I find it keeps the greens fresh a little bit longer. This juice is brightened up with fresh lemon, ginger and granny smith apple mellow the bite of the greens, and as GP says "It's All Good."