Staying with the Green Smoothie theme… here’s another recipe we enjoy :-). Though not readily available at health food stores or supermarkets, both sorrel and kokihi (aka New Zealand native spinach) can be found in many New Zealand gardens. Not only are they highly nutritious and tasty, they are also fairly low maintanace. Sorrel, in fact, spreads easily out of control… so better pick away at it regularly and whip up some Green Smoothies. The leaves are quite tart and go very well with citrus and other tangy fruit.
If you can’t get your hands on kokihi (because you don’t live in NZ, for example ;-)) or sorrel , simply substitute with regular spinach and it’ll still be delicious.
1/3 cup mixture of soaked sunflower and pumpkin seeds
1/2 -3/4 cup raisins
1 cup sorrel, packed down tightly (we used French sorrel, by the way)
1 1/2 cup kokihi, packed down tightly
2 large ripe (as in ‘NOT astringent’) bananas
1 lime, including a tiny bit of rind
2 golden kiwi fruit
3 cups filtered or spring water, or 2 trays of ice cubes
Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
This is enough for 2 adults and a 3 year old, including a margin so that baby can have a few tastes too.