Each night, take one out and put it in the fridge. Take it out in the morning, stir with a tall spoon, add a straw and serve! Leave the foil on if your client is scared of a slight green color that can develop as the top layer is exposed to the air.
Here are the ingredients for one batch (2 servings).
650 grams (20 oz) fresh and/or frozen fruit. I like to include some sweeter fruits along with the less sweet but healthy berries. My favorite sweet fruits are bananas, pineapple, grapes, frozen sweet cherries, and fresh figs.
2-5 oz baby spinach
1/5-1 oz nuts and/or seeds: e.g., cashews, pistachios, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, or seed mixture
0-2 medjool dates, pitted, or 2 Tbsp date syrup (optional, depends on how much sweet fruit you use and taste preferences of the customer)
1/2 cup pomegranate or cherry juice
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
supplements (DHA, gentle care vitamins, and osteo-sun)
This can be assembled in a variety of ways. If making 3-4 batches, you can combine all the fruit into a big bowl, like so:
Next assemble your dates, nuts, water and juice. Sometimes if I am making several batches, I might blend the dates, nuts and water ahead of time into a yummy nut date cream. I might make extra and enjoy my own treat of the cream over some fruit.
Here's everything ready for assembly for one batch. In this version, the dates, nuts, juice are combined into a mug:
Add the date, nut, juice and water to the blender. I break open the supplements and pour the powder in, and put in the DHA. This is great because housemate won't swallow pills. I can't taste them in the smoothies. I put 2 portions since this will make 2 smoothies. Add the spinach on top and blend on high until smooth. Then add the fruit, and blend again until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Eat them now, or top with foil and put them in the freezer.