I do love green smoothies, even though I heard Rip Esselstyn say at a recent talk I went to that they are not suggested for Engine 2. Many of the low-fat, vegan diet gurus are now saying juicing and green smoothies cause an insulin surge even if they have a high greens content. Not sure how I feel about this. Boy would I love to conduct an experiment on myself! I’m still drinking them some days—mostly it’s a convenience thing and some days I feel like I just need more greens and I cannot face the idea of eating even one more salad. I would take a picture, but this smoothie literally looks like black sludge. All I could think of was The Creature From The Black Lagoon, hence the name. Very energizing and filling!
Creature From The Black Lagoon Smoothie
1 cup almond milk or alternate milk; I used the new Rice Dream almond/hazelnut/cashew blend
1/4 cold water
3 handfuls spinach
1 cup strawberries
1 tablespoon carob mint spirulina
1 tablespoon wonderslim cocoa powder
1 scoop Warrior Blend protein or any plant-based protein (Plant Fusion is good, too)
2 packets truvia or alternate sweetener
Put spinach in blender with water and almond milk, blend until completely smooth. Add the powders one at a time while running the blender and add fruit last. Blend until smooth and then drink and enjoy!