I am on a green smoothie kick. Kale and spinach has been going into the blender with fruit and the liquid of choice several times a week. I make a big giant smoothie so it is more than one serving. Sometimes I drink part of it right away or put it in the fridge and using it for a base for post workout protein shakes.
There was a time when the green smoothie scared me and it took me some time to work up to trying one. Turns out they are pretty tasty and the green part is not the dominant flavour your fruit is. Do not be afraid they taste good and are an easy way to get an extra dose or two of green leafy veggies in your life.
Green Smoothie of the day
3 cups green tea
3 cups kale, frozen
1 cup cherries
1 cup mixed berries
2 clementine, peeled and segmented
Toss in blender and blend for at least two minutes. Drink. This made about a quart and some. Which will give me a protein shake base for the next few days.
This post has changed three times now and is a little late, sometimes that is how life goes. I made this smoothie the other week and loved it. It is bright green and very cheery looking. Green tea works well with kiwi and packs an antioxidant booster into your liquid. I made my green tea while making breakfast so it would have time to steep and cool. Don’t be afraid to make it strong it will not overpower the smoothie.
Glow For It Green Smoothie
2 cups green tea
2 cups kale (I eyeball it)
2 cups kiwi, peeled and cut up
1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Put it all in the blender and blitz for two minutes.
Note on the blending time. 2 minutes seems to be what my Cuisinart blender needs. So if your smoothie still has leaf bits in it blend longer and if you have a super duper blender you can go shorter.