There is something about mixing fruits and herbs – Apple & Thyme – Strawberry & Basil – Peaches & Rosemary – it creates such wonderful flavor combinations. Here, while the autumn rain is pouring down outside my window, I still recall the Strawberry/ Lime/ Basil popsicles we made this summer.
Today’s delicious green smoothie is made with apples and thyme and it is scrumptious!
Apart from adding gorgeous flavors to the food we prepare, herbs are full of goodness too, packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, adding both intense flavors and a boost of nutrition to the food.
Greens smoothies have become one of those things I cannot live without – if I go away, I need to stock up, pouring green smoothies into thermos or … sometimes, I even bring my blender with us and buy the greens as I go, set up a smoothie bar in the hotel and produce these healthy, delicious green drinks, where-ever we go. It is THE best thing I have ever added to my health ritual, no doubt about it. Green smoothies simply works wonders for your health. At the same time they are so easy to make and delicious to drink!
Green smoothie with fresh thyme and apples
A good bunch of kale
big bunch of grapes
2 frozen bananas
3-4 twigs of fresh thyme
Blend in to a smooth and delicious drink.
Very ripe bananas taste more intense and they work perfect as ice in the smoothie, so when we have over-ripe bananas, I put them in the freezer and use them to cool and flavor the smoothies.
What a fantastic and refreshing idea! Yum, Anne!
Thank you Annie! I can never get enough of fresh herbs 🙂
I would love to wake up to this 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Uru you are so right! The perfect way to wake up 🙂
I clicked the like even before tasting it ;). Have a great day Anne!
🙂 Thank you friend, the same to you!
Made a smoothie of apple, banana, prunes and thyme this morning, plus water. It was delicious. Thanks for the inspiration, Anne.
Wow that sounds wonderful!! Fresh prunes?
I bet that was delicious!
I’ve never tried using herbs other than mint in a smoothie. Branching out! Thanks for the idea Anne, and green smoothies have changed my life for good too 🙂
Thank you Somer! Mint in smoothies are so refreshing, it is one of my favorite herbs, I use it in so many things!
Did you eat all of that lovely pie yet?
I have it on my – “to try” list 🙂
Yes, it’s all gone, because the plums keep releasing their beautiful juices, it’s one that needs to be eaten up within a couple of days so it doesn’t get soggy 😉 Hope you enjoy it! xoxo
Sounds delish! 😉
Thank you for stopping by 🙂
What a creative combo Anny, it sounds very very good! I am always a fan of a good smoothie 🙂 xo
Me too – make me a green smoothie and I’ll be there, any day 🙂
I LOVE thyme. It is my favourite cooking herb. I have never juiced it though. Looks d’lish. I usually put parsley or mint in my juices 🙂