My Go-To Green Smoothie

Green Love!

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I drink a green smoothie twice a day….every day!  I have a standard smoothie but I do add different things from time to time.

Basic ingredients

About 16 to 20 ounces of purified water

1 organic apple

1 banana

1 to 2 large handfuls of organic spinach

3 to 4 large leaves of organic kale

Directions

Wash everything and put in Vitamix (or other blender) in order listed, turn on low and increase speed and then put on high until well blended.  I pour into 2 mason jars (there is something earthy about drinking greens out of a mason jar) and tightly seal one and put in the fridge for later and drink the other one down….yummy!

I do throw in other stuff, usually whatever I see in the fridge or lying around in front of me as I’m getting my greens, apple and banana.  Below is a list of…

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Marinated Kale Salad with Golden Raisins and Sunflower Seeds

Monday’s Lunch

Healthy Cancer Chick

Kale Salad

Kale is a staple, or maybe even a necessity, in my kitchen.  I grow several varieties in my garden and also buy organic kale from the market.  I put it in my smoothies EVERY day.  I think that kale is one of the primary reasons my eye color has changed from brown to green, I eat so much of it.  🙂

The first time I ate kale I remember thinking that it was bitter and, ok I will admit it, rather nasty tasting.  I made the mistake of putting too much kale and not enough “other good stuff” in my first green smoothie and I could barely choke it down.  Now I love kale so much, and over the years have gotten to love the flavor, that I put less fruit and sweet vegetables in my smoothies and more kale.  I could probably even drink straight kale juice!

Whether you are…

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