Thursday, June 5, 2014

Green Orange Cleanse

I know, I know, I know.... I was super busy at Memorial day weekend, and last weekend I was all about no side jobs of any kind. I SO thoroughly enjoyed my weekend. A perfect weekend for hanging with friends and sun and fun. There was no baking at all.... and no writing. This week, I have been suffering from a horrible toothache. An old root canal and crown, got terribly infected. I went to the dentist, three prescriptions later and a referral to an Endodists, (expensive) and some soup and ice cream to solve my other problems, I am feeling better. The infection is draining (gross) and my gum is very sore. My teeth are becoming a huge hassle. I clean them better than anything and yet these problems continue on. Probably going to have to change dentists. SIGH>>>>>>>>

Ok, enough complaining. I do not want to read about it. So, since I am not eating salads this week, I have no lettuce in the house. SO, what to do. I tried just green apple, ginger, lime and avocado. Very good, thick and fun. But, as I stood in my refrigerator with the produce drawer open, I had a thought. ADD some carrots. I love carrots, (hard on my teeth currently) they are sweet and have a natural juice. Maybe I can save my eyes. Doubtful. Oh my goodness. Just delicious. I was wondering why I had not added them sooner. Have we heard that phrase before. Hmmmmmmmm

This drink does have one of those colors, that looks murky.
Green  -- orange -- kind of yellow. 
All I will say.... It was delicious

Green Orange Cleanse
made by ME
1 cup of water
1 green apple, cored
1 lime, juiced
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted remove
2 dates, pits removed
1 piece of fresh ginger

Add all ingredients in the order listed above into the blender. Blend until very smooth. If you are drinking immediately, add some ice. 

Nothing crazy on the ingredients. 
I store the ginger in a zip lock bag in the frig, 
it stays good for a very long time

Just all rough chops. 
I cut the ends off the carrots. 

For me, it has been hard to find Medjool Dates. 
They taste really good. If you cannot find them, buy regular dates. 
The sweetness amps up this drink like you would not believe

I totally dig the avocado in this drink. Added a creamy layer, 
and just the right amount of thickness. 

I really like this drink. The carrots are fun.
AND fun is what summer is all about. 
Let me know what you think.

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