Green Smoothies

March is National Nutrition Month and we're ending the month with a healthy & tasty treat.

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Real champions eat nutrient dense meals!!! Do you?? The Green Smoothie recipe will fuel you through the day and cool you down through Spring heat. Follow this simple algorithm and blend your way to a tasty reward:    

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Step 1: Greens

You can add any green vegetable of your choice. We're going to use nutrient dense kale in our smoothie. If you're new to smoothies go with a milder option, like spinach. 

Step 2: Fruits

Any of these combinations of fruits will add a sweet flavor to your smoothie. If you want it extra sweet, add honey with your fruit!

Step 3: Base

Bring everything together with your liquid base! Coconut water is going to give us plenty of electrolytes to get through the day. It's also another sweet way to stay hydrated. 

Step 4: Super Charge

This is a step in the smoothie meant to give yourself an extra boost. Using protein or flaxseed will fuel you with extra energy. This time we're going to add the chia seeds as our supercharge option. Again, if you want a sweeter kick throw in some cinnamon.>yum<.

 

As you can see we have kale (some people like boil kale so it is easier to digest), and celery (for its fiber), pineapple (strong flavor), apples (sweetness), bananas (frozen bananas make the smoothie creamier), coconut water, pineapple juice, ice, and chia seeds (our choice of protein boost).

As you can see we have kale (some people like boil kale so it is easier to digest), and celery (for its fiber), pineapple (strong flavor), apples (sweetness), bananas (frozen bananas make the smoothie creamier), coconut water, pineapple juice, ice, and chia seeds (our choice of protein boost).

Now that we have selected our ingredients its time to blend away!!!

The way you pack your  blender will enhance the blend&taste, so, fill the blender in this order:

Small bowl of kale, stems removed

1 celery stalk, roughly chopped

1/2 an apple, chopped

1/2 cup chopped pineapple

1 banana, frozen, cut in half or sliced

1/2 cup coconut water

1/2 cup pinapple juice

2TB Chia seeds

Glass of ice

I love my Blendtec Blender! It is a power house! My husband and I received this as a gift from my mom… after months of researching the best blender. This one can blend an iPad- See here.

I love my Blendtec Blender! It is a power house! My husband and I received this as a gift from my mom… after months of researching the best blender. This one can blend an iPad- See here.

If you don't have a high tech blender, you can make it work! The key is to blend, blend, blend, and then blend longer then you thought you should. 

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Now we've blended our way to an energy fueled meal with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. You can always compliment your smoothie with two hard boiled eggs. Enjoy!!