What a beautiful day!! Sunshine in the sky. Almost foreign, this blazing ball up above. I am always suprised how sunshine can make even the least ambitious ardent. I took the dog for a walk, did a couple snowboard runs on the mountain, AND got my bedroom ready for the painter. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a peruse through the farmers market. Ah, nothing better on a sunny day than going to the farmers market-the smell of fresh basil, big beautiful tomatoes, kettle corn mmmmmmmm. Unfortunately, in Whistler , we are still quite a ways away in from cruiser bike and basket toting season. But rather than weep over this very sad fact, I did the next best thing- brought a little Farmer’s Market love to my green smoothie.
2-2 1/2 cups of fresh (strawberries preferably frozen.)
1 1/2 cup Spinach and Collard Greens (virtually any leafy green will do)
1 avocado (I only added this to make it creamy, next time I think I will leave it out)
2 tbsp agave/honey/maples syrup (sweeten to taste)
1 Cup Water
6-7 Large leafs of Basil
1/2 Lemon juice
I just tossed all the following ingredients in my blender and went for it. If you are not a big fan of basil I would suggest adding all of these ingredients to the blender first and then slowly adding basil to reach a flavor that satisfies YOUR taste-buds. I did add avocado to this one as I thought it would be better creamy, but next time I will try it without or perhaps you can try it, and tell me how it goes!