Well it is kinda green! When you blend together blueberries and kale, it sometimes turns out more brown than green but it is still delicious. There are so many variations for smoothies. I really like to change it up and use whatever I have on hand but this is the basic recipe that I use most often. This one is not too sweet and I love it that way but you might want to sweeten it up a bit more if you are new to green smoothies. Simply use a little more fruit (or less greens) or add a drizzle of honey or a pitted date. I feel so good when I start my day with something green!
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup organic blueberries, fresh or frozen*
1/4 cup raw walnuts or cashews
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
1/2 organic cucumber with peel, roughly chopped*
2 large handfuls of organic spinach or kale*
1 cup milk of your choice (I use almond)
1 cup water
2 cups ice
Put all ingredients in blender and blend well. Add a little more water if needed.
*I recommend using as many organic ingredients as possible but these are the ones that I think are most important.
-When your bananas get too ripe, peel then and store them in a ziploc bag in the freezer. I have some in my freezer at all times. They make smoothie sweet and creamy!
-If no one in your house is eating the second serving, just pour it into a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for the next day. Shake well before drinking. Sometimes I put it back in the blender with a little more ice if I want it to be really cold and icy.