Kale-Banana-Berry Smoothie

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Here we go. First Recipe to go up on the site.

Very simple, very yummy green smoothie.

It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a green smoothie wasn’t very appetizing to me.  I say the idea wasn’t appetizing because I had never actually tasted one.

My love for green smoothies all started in July of this year.  My gf heard about a green smoothie workshop that was taking place at our Yoga studio. We planned on going but ended being out of town that weekend.  Instead she bought 2 books on green smoothies and borrowed a powered vita-mix blender.

One sip and I was hooked. Wow.  Never did I think that a bunch of green leaves blended up with some fruit could taste so good.   Not only do they taste amazing they are incredibly healthy for you and really easy to make.

Enough of the story for now…to be continued later…here is the recipe for a smoothie I just made this morning.  Give it a try.

Ingredients:

1 Banana

Approx.6 frozen strawberries

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

3 good sized kale leaves, washed and removed from stems

1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 1/2 – 2 cups water

optional: 2-3 ice cubes

Yield: 3 Cups

Notes:

If you have a high-powered blender…

-You can use whole flaxseed, blender will grind them for you.

-No need to remove kale leaves from stems, just remove the tips at the bottom.

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth consistency is reached.

Amount of water used depends on preference. Some people prefer a thicker texture in that case only use 1 1/2 cups of water.

If you want your smoothie nice and cold add a few ice cubes if your blender handles them well.

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A purplish green smoothie

 

 

For those of you that are turned of by the green color off some green smoothies blueberries are great because they change the color to a dark purple.  Don’t worry though you will get over the green color thing.  Soon you will be craving green, I promise.

Please feel free to comment or share any questions you have with me down below.  Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

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  1. MJH

    It’s surprisingly tasty, this. I recommend a little bit of maple syrup for amateurs like myself. For me the frozen strawberries make it cold enough. Most important: blend and blend some more.

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