Smoothie Recipes: Strawberry Sorrel Smoothie
What the heck is sorrel?
Posted April 12th, 2012 by noelle |
I love all the tender baby lettuces and herbs that arrive with spring. Sorrel is a tender leafy green lettuce, similar to spinach, that you’ll often find displayed around the markets this time of year. The leaves taste a little bit like sour wild strawberries. I like to add it to a breakfast smoothie. Like spinach, this tender leaf simply melts into the background of the smoothie allowing the sweet strawberries and creamy banana to shine. Learn more about the benefits of a smoothie for breakfast to dial up your body’s overnight rejuvenation and slimming work here.
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Spring Strawberry Sorrel Smoothie
If you can’t find sorrel, simply double up on the spinach. The recipe is equally sweet and delicious.
Serving Size: 1 (~180 calories – with Stevia)
1/2 cup sorrel leaves*
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves*
3/4 cup strawberries*, frozen
1/2 banana, frozen
1/4 cup coconut milk, or 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 cup filtered water
1/16th TEAspoon of Stevia (or honey)
1-2 ice cubes, to thicken
(* Buy organic, if possible. Learn more here.)
Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:
- Tender green lettuces – Tender green lettuces, including sorrel, are rich in vitamins, calcium, protein (yes, it’s true!) and chlorophyll. The chlorophyll, in particular, has the ability to regenerate and cleanse your body at a cellular level. It’s also embraced by health beauties to help fight infection, heal wounds, and support a healthy circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification system.
Place ingredients into a Blendtec, or good powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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