- The process of making a "greenie" involves a bit of creativity and the options are endless!
- An easy way to get all of your daily veggie and fruit requirements
- Berries mask the mundane flavor of veggies like spinach and kale, otherwise hard to make flavorful
- Filling-seriously filling and only about 300 calories
- Our bodies digest these nutrients faster in liquid form
Every morning I stumble down to the kitchen, whip out my blender. Yes, I use a cheap blender-you don't need one of those five hundred dollar juicers to be a green smoothie goer. This is my "go-to" recipe, but remember, have fun with it-explore the results of blending various fruits, veggies and spices together.
- Half of a banana (I take the other half and put it in the freezer for the following day)
- A cup of kale or spinach
- Half a scoop of vanilla protein (brillant way to add subtle flavor)
- A scoop of ground flax and chia seeds
- Ten berries-take your pick. I switch up my berry purchase every week to change it up
- Celery-you'd be surprised how potent of a flavor celery can be. If you aren't a fan of this stringy vegetable, I don't recommend tossing it in the mix because it will overpower everything else.
Blend until the little particles have transformed into one solid consistency.
If you have leftovers, you can pour it into a glass jar and save it for later. It just needs a good shaking before you sip. I've even poured this concoction into one of Emily's sippy cups and watched her chug it. Little does she know, I'm sneaking all of those powerful nutrients into her system. ;)