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Green Smoothie

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Happy Monday everyone! Today is a great day to be healthy and start the week off right with a green smoothie. My dad recently introduced me to the world of green smoothies and I’ve modified the recipe to what I believe is the most delicious way to get a zillion healthy greens in your body while still enjoying life. Because let’s be honest – who is lining up to get a taste of chard or collard greens by themselves? Not me.

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I do sort of feel like I’m cheating on this smoothie, because I said it was the best one ever. And I still love it! But your body needs greens to be healthy and now that the warm weather is upon us (at least in Florida) I’m ready to be eating  a lot more greens and veggies and a lot less carbs and fatty foods.

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So make the choice to put aside the unhealthy sugary breakfast foods today and treat your body to a green smoothie! Believe me, it will thank you.

Green Smoothie

Yield

Makes one large green smoothie

Ingredients

Note: Ingredients in this smoothie are subjective, so feel free to experiment! Sometimes I have fewer apples or bananas on hand than other times, so I just use one instead of two.
1 cup chilled coconut water (or regular water, in which case you may want to add more honey)
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup chopped red chard
1/2 cup chopped collard greens
1-2 tbsp flax seed
1-2 tbsp honey
1-2 small apple(s)
1-2 banana(s)
Note: coconut water can be a little pricey, but I found it in cans on the international foods aisle at Publix for 89 cents/can! Much less expensive than $3-$4 for around that same amount!

Directions

Pour the coconut water into the blender first, and then add each of the other ingredients. I don’t have a high powered blender (like a Ninja) so I have to hit the “smoothie” button in between every one or two ingredients. If you would like it to be cold but you don’t have chilled coconut water, you can add ice cubes.

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  • Kim

    I made this the other morning except I added some broccoli and mango to it. I left out one apple and one banana and replaced with the broccoli and mango. It was delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

    • http://www.notfromconcentrate.net/ Hannah Premaratne

      Wow great idea Kim! I’m actually going to try this right now because I’ve just run out of apples and bananas and I have some mango-coconut water as it happens! Thanks for the comment :)