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Create Your Own Green Smoothie

Feeling a little low on energy? See what is lurking in your freezer and make a Green Smoothie! Anyone that knows me thinks it is funny that I save kale stems, strawberry tops, and random bites to re-purpose later. This is where the smoothie making gets fun! All you need to remember is a good ratio of liquids to fresh or frozen ingredients. I prefer a smoothie that is not very sweet, so you if you use the same greens, fruit and water as I did you can throw in some of those sweetened protein/meal powders like Vega One. Here is how I make mine, with variations!

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Create Your Own Green Smoothie
Servings
huge smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fruit frozen ( I used mango, strawberry, orange and pineapple)
  • 2 cups greens loosely packed (I used fresh baby spring mix and frozen kale stems)
  • 1.5 - 2 cups nondairy milk or water (I used water since I like more of a juice consistency)
Servings
huge smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fruit frozen ( I used mango, strawberry, orange and pineapple)
  • 2 cups greens loosely packed (I used fresh baby spring mix and frozen kale stems)
  • 1.5 - 2 cups nondairy milk or water (I used water since I like more of a juice consistency)
Instructions
  1. Add everything to a blender pitcher and blend on high to a smooth consistency.
Recipe Notes

Optional add-ins: flax, chia, or hemp seeds, protein powder, maca root powder, green tea extract.

Macros for today's ingredients, including 1 scoop Vega One all-in-one nutritional shake in French Vanilla:
20 grams protein, 44 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fat

*If you have a Vitamix you can use the tamper to push everything towards the blade. If you have a regular blender, just remember to put the fresh fruits & veggies on the bottom and the frozen stuff on top. That way your blade can be free to do it's thing, rather than getting locked up. The more frozen ingredients you use, the more liquid you will need to add. With practice you can eyeball everything like a pro!

Experiment with different combinations and find your favorite. If you like sweeter smoothies, use sweet fruits like bananas, grapes and pineapple. You can even throw in a pitted date or two to make drinking your greens more fun. Over time you might notice your palate change, and you will use no sweetener and stronger greens like mustard and collards. Or you just might find that your smoothie is perfection - and you don't mess with perfection! Either way, you win because you are fueling your body for life.

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