- 2 cups water
- 1/2 bunch curly kale
- 2 medium apples
- 1 banana
Blend in a blender until smooth. Serves 2.
Linda's Notes: If you are just starting out, add more water so these aren't so thick. If your blender is strong enough to chop ice, it should blend up your greens well. Make sure you wash and de-stem the kale as that can be hard to blend if you don't have a powerful blender. If you are blending these up for yourself, blend the pitcher and take it with you to work. Sip on this throughout the morning. Once you start adding these to your diet, you'll begin to feel very good, very quickly. You can add things like VitaMineral green for added greens and probiotics to your smoothies. If starting out with kale seems a bit much to you, start out using salad greens, romaine or butter lettuce. Then work your way into greener greens. Try putting broccoli in your green smoothie. Try fresh mint or dill from your garden. Try celery! Throw in a shot of wheatgrass for added health benefits! (I do this because I don't always like the taste of straight wheatgrass - so I put it in the smoothie as a sweet chaser!) :-) Begin making up your own green smoothie recipes! Use the berries from your garden. Use peaches or plums. Use pears or apples. Use frozen bananas instead of fresh to really make it thick, creamy and icy cold.
WARNING: people in your office will gawk at you when you have green smoothies! So bring enough to share! If they can get past the color, they will love the taste!