Monday, January 12

Green Smoothie

You won't even taste the greens in this quick and healthy smoothie


Green Smoothie Recipe


There are healthy juice and smoothie places all over L.A. and occasionally I'll get a fancy green juice on a weekend morning when I feel like being healthy. I've tried juicing at home before and the results weren't pretty, but this green smoothie recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook really hits the spot and is so much cheaper than buying one somewhere else. If you're weary of putting greens in a fruit smoothie, you should really give this recipe a try as you can't taste the kale or spinach at all. The most important thing is using sweet ripe fruit, but I occasionally add in a bit of honey because I like my smoothies on the sweet side. This recipe will serve two people for a snack or one person for a larger breakfast. It only takes a few minutes to make and is a healthy and filling way to start your day or refuel after a workout.


Related Recipes:
- Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
- Pineapple-Mango Rum Slushie


Green Smoothie:
Ingredients
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 banana, peeled, chopped, and frozen*
- 1 c. unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 2 kale leaves, stemmed and chopped
- handful of baby spinach
- handful of crushed ice
- squirt of honey (optional)

Recipe
  • Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Serves two
*Ideally plan ahead and freeze a ripe banana before making this. However, you can use a fresh ripe banana and add a little more ice.