We aren't 100% raw right now. We've been busy and we are more like 30 to 50% raw. As a friend said so well recently, things go in cycles sometimes. Right now I have so many other things going on that it's hard to be high-raw every day. I'm sure we'll go back to being fully raw for a while sometime, but I like being flexible. To each his own.
No matter how much raw food we eat, the green smoothie habit has stayed with us.
Here are the approximate proportions. You can do it any way you like. In order to make the designs, you want the right consistency, and two bright, contrasting colors of smoothie. Basically you want about half of it fresh and half of it frozen, with a good balance of juicy and fleshy fruits. If it's too thin and runny, it will just mix together when you pour it, and then it will turn out looking like a swirl in the glass, with no center blob to play with. If it's too thick, which happens sometimes when too much frozen fruit is added in proportion to the fresh fruit, one layer will lay on top of the other, it won't form a "blob" in the center, and the texture will be more like a sorbet than a smoothie.
about one half of a fresh pineapple, husk removed
about 3 oranges, peeled, with seeds and most of the pith removed
(or three large peaches, pits removed, or a cucumber)
about 3 cups of frozen baby kale or other greens, (such as spinach, chard, dandelion greens, etc.,) crushed
3 frozen bananas
Chop the fruit and blend it in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.
about a pint and a half of of strawberries, or purple, red or black grapes, or plums with the pits removed. (Basically you want about a half a blender of chopped purple fruit.)
about 3 cups of frozen baby kale or other greens, crushed
about 3 to 4 cups of frozen blue berries, cherries, and/or raspberries
Chop the fruit and blend in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy