If you follow me regularly (like over on my Facebook page), then you know that I rave about four drinks that I drink every single day to ensure success with my health. It took months of trial and error for me to find this wacky combo that seems to keep me in line every day. If I have had all four of my beloved drinks in one day, then that means that there is a very slim chance that I have splurged on something not-so-healthy.
So I am excited to share with you one of these drinks: My Green Smoothie
I hear a lot of smoothie recipes out there, but I kind of get overwhelmed. So I decided to do some trial and error and come up with a recipe gameplan for myself and after much tweaking, it’s become glorious. It’s very similar to what the Nutribullet recipes are like, but adapted for my blender and to my taste preference.
So let’s get started….
Here are usually my standard ingredients, but you can tweak them (and I will show you how in a second):
- Fill the bottom of the blender with frozen fruit. I tend to do 1/3 cup for each person I am serving (so for me + my 2 kids, I put in 1 cup).
- Add 2 times the amount that you had for frozen fruit, but this time with fresh fruit. Some of my favorites are apples, clementines, and kiwi. I usually always have the apple in there because it is a nutrient powerhouse.
- Add Kale. You want half of your blender to be the fruit, the other half kale. So just fill until it is 50/50. (Note: I tried spinach and it just wasn’t as good to me).
- Add 1-2T of fixin’s. What I put in here depend on my nutrient totals for the day. I may add in a teaspoon of psyllium husk to aid in digestion or some brown rice protein powder (whey would work too, this is just easier on my tummy). You could also add in some chia seeds or flaxseed too. I try to keep fixin’s to under 2 tablespoons, or else it gets chalky. Sometime I add in a thin slice of ginger–oooh that is so refreshing!
5. Then just blend it up! (My kids love this part! By the way, I serve theirs in Silli Squeeze Squeeze tubes–I find those keep the smoothies from getting everywhere). I use a Vitamix, which blends things up really well. I have mine run for a really long time (long enough for me to clean up the cutting board, pull out glasses/squeeze tubes, and fill them with ice).
One note on serving: I find that putting a lot of ice in mine AFTERWARDS is what works for my taste preference. These taste so good very cold, but I’m not really a fan of ice chunks in my drinks, so this works for me.
The nice thing about this is that you can tweak it to get it to work for YOU.
Do you make green smoothies? If so, please share your recipes in the comments.
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