A friend recently asked me what i’d take first from my apartment in the event of a fire. My answer? Some family photos and… my Vitamix. It’s the whole reason I get out of bed in the morning. Knowing that my glorious green smoothie will jump start my day really revs my engine. Green smoothies are the talk of the town these days, and for a good reason.
Green smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. Built from the greens up, these smoothies are lower in sugar than their fruit-based brother. By keeping the whole vegetable and fruit in tact ( protein and fiber stay in the cup) they offer more sustained energy than their green juice sister.
Seriously, when was the last time you ate an entire pound of kale in one sitting? Leafy greens are the key to making these smoothies live up to their full potential. When it comes to greens, don’t be afraid to go overboard with quantity and experiment with diversity. Best served ice cold.
1 cup filtered water, coconut water or coconut milk
4 organic celery stalks
1 small organic cucumber (about 1 – 1.5 cups)
2 cups kale (about 4 leaves, de-stemmed)
Juice of one very juicy lime
1 cup pineapple or mango (frozen or fresh)
1/2 inch of peeled ginger (grated if you don’t have a powerful blender)
5 cups organic spinach (or 3 big handfuls)
1/2 inch peeled ginger
1 cup frozen or 2 small fresh peaches
1 cup water
1 cup organic spinach
1 cup organic kale
1 head of organic romaine
1 handful parsley
1 small banana
2 stalks of organic celery
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup frozen berries of your choice
1-2 cup filtered water
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