Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Green Smoothies for Glampers

One year for Christmas, my parents-in-law bought us a Magic Bullet. It came with several pitcher sizes, plus various lids. I use it almost daily. This handy little device is perfect for quick smoothies, especially when you don't want to bother hauling out the big blender.

Magic Bullets are light and small enough to take along Glamping. Simply toss in whatever organic fruit and greens you have in your teeny fridge (and maybe a splash of maple syrup or honey) and you've got a quick and easy breakfast that's refreshing and literally packed with nutrients and antioxidants.

These smoothies are also a great way to pack dark leafy greens into your daily diet. If you don't care for things like kale, chards, parsley and cabbage on their own, just toss a few leaves into your smoothie and you won't even notice them! Mint, lemon, raw cacao, ginger, organic vanilla powder, and flax seeds are also great additions. Use your imagination!

In her Glamping book, MaryJane Butters warns against dining on junk food during your glamping trip. Green smoothies will keep you feeling energized and fabulous!

Important: make sure all ingredients are organic! Pesticide smoothies do not a happy body make.

Here's what I whipped up today, much to the delight of my kids (who won't normally eat Swiss chard):

2 ripe pears, cubed
1 apple, cubed
3/4 cup water
1 huge Swiss chard leaf and stem
Handful fresh parsley
Handful fresh picked chocolate mint
1/4 to 1/2 cup Bottled lemonjuice or juice of 1 lemon



  1. Hi Adrienne!
    Yes, I love my Magic Bullet! Mostly I make fruit smoothies, so yummy and healthy too. Question for you: how do you add that Blogs I Love feature on the right hand side of your page? Do those blogs have to be followers, or can you just add them 'cause you enjoy them?
    Happy trails,

  2. M-m-m-m, I'll have to try that. Thanks for sharing a healthy treat!

  3. Hi Beth,
    I added those blogs by going into the design layout, then clicking on "gadgets." You can add your favourite blogs (plus other fun things) there. You can add as many as you like, and people can click on them to link directly to the blogs you love.
    Enjoy playing with smoothies!