Friday, September 14, 2012

green monster smoothie

Don't be scared away by its bright, green color -- this smoothie is super tasty, I promise.

Let me break it down for you:
apple + banana = super sweet and tasty
avocado = luciuos and creamy
green tea = a nice  caffiene kick!
spinach + kale = an insane amount of vitamins and minerals

 Even though I can't taste the greens, I can definitely feel them. I always feel refreshed, recharged, and full of energy after drinking this smoothie. Add just enough water to blend and enjoy, that’s it! This smoothie gives me an amazing glow throughout the day! Try any combo you like, all you need is a base of bananas, fruit of your choice and a couple handfuls of your favorite green! Even though I have written up one of my favorite recipes, feel free to customize it to your own tastes!

With love,
Erica

  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded
  • 1 organic (sweet) apple , cored, leave peeling on the apple (extra fiber!)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 cup kale loosely packed, stems removed
  • 1 cup green tea, unsweetened (home brewed is best)
  • 8 cubes ice

Add the above ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add less green tea for a thicker smoothie.


6 comments:

  1. Wow talking about healthy, don't forget avocado is also one of those super foods so not only are they creamy and luscious but they have lots of vitamins and are good for your heart among other benefits ^_^.

    I will give this a shot with honey dew melon or cantaloupe or pears instead of apples.

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    1. Thanks for the info! Avocados are one of my all time favorite foods! Honey dew sounds delicious -- tell me how it turns out! (I think that a few sprigs of mint with the honeydew would be divine!)

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    2. Ok I gave it a try first exactly like yours, well my brother gave it a try first and it was too much vegetable for his tastes so after making several versions we currently have our smoothies 1 part greens and 3 parts fruit. Honeydew melon or Pineapples are winners for us. With the pineapple we don't even need the green tea to get it all nice and liquefied since it has so much juice.

      Also if I don't use all my kale up I have enough to make this delicious treat

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    3. That sounds so delicious! I love honeydew melon (it is so refreshing!). I have a bunch more green smoothie recipes where this one came from. Another one that I really enjoy is the Glowing Green Smoothie by Kimberly Snyder!

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  2. Sounds interesting! I'll have to give your smoothie a try.

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