Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sweet Bok Choy Smoothie

There are a plethora of Green Smoothie recipes out there, but this one uses Bok Choy and is just so naturally sweet.

I've been traveling, which also means I've been eating non-stop. So, it's payback time, which means a couple days of protein juices and green smoothies for me. It's a way of hitting the re-set button for my body. After a couple days I'm more clear headed and can make better food choices naturally. It's what works for me.
I've never been one to follow fad diets and I've always said it's just science; if you burn more calories than you take in there will be weight loss or at least maintenance. It doesn't make it easy, and it doesn't mean I do it, but it's still true.During my travels I visited New York. So, 'nuff said, right? How can you be in New York and not eat at Shake Shack, or Eataly, Back Forty West or Gennaro's? How can you not have a cupcake at Magnolias and a drink with appetizers at Saxon and Parole?Then I was in Boston (with their Oysters and Seafoods), then to North Carolina (I can't NOT eat Carolina Barbecue, it's a sin), and then Chicago (Rick Bayless is in Chicago, for goodness sake.) I'm only human.

When I returned home to Los Angeles there was a box from my Farm-to-Door program waiting for me. It was full of greens, and fruits and fresh healthy foods to help me get back on track.
I'm loving these Green Shakes this year, and the combinations are limitless. I found that using Bok Choy, which has such a mild and light taste, made the shake naturally sweet and very easy to slurp right down to the last bit. Let me know if you have other combos you've been trying, and I hope your travels are tasty.Recipe: Sweet Bok Choy Smoothie

1 Bunch Fresh Bok Choy (loose chop)
1/2 Avocado
1/2 Orange (juice and zest)
1/2 Lemon (juice and zest)
1 apple (cored and quartered)
1 cup Cold Water or Ice

1) Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
2) Serve chilled or freeze and re-blend for drinking later. (Good for about 3 days.)


Cookin' Canuck said...

It looks as though you had some wonderful dishes on your trip. And you're so right - calories in, calories out is the way to keep yourself in balance. Love this green smoothie! I can't wait to see you this weekend!

Christina | Christina's Cucina said...

Hi Cathy, I LOVE your blog! Wonderful photos and I especially love all your Nutella creations! Wow! Looking forward to testing some of those recipes! :) Christina