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2/13/13

Recipe: Yummy Green Smoothies


I have been pondering getting an appliance that I could make juice or smoothies with. Something that would make it easier to eat lots of fruit and veggies without making a huge mess and fighting with the blender. So I got the GE Single Serve Blender for $20 at Walmart. I almost got the Nutri Bullet but I'll take the cheaper version! It does really the same thing and I can have all the Jamba Juice and Odwalla Superfood-like drinks I want. I love being able to make up my own recipes and add things like Greek yogurt to make a smoothie that tastes like froyo! I prepped most of my ingredients at the beginning of the week since we both drink at least one a day during our busy schedules.


Some ideas so far for ingredients: Greek yogurt, banana, kale, spinach, nectarines, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, mango, apple, carrot, blueberries, peanut butter, honey, cocoa, almonds and flax seed. I have been perfecting my recipes and want to share some with you! Here is my first one.


You Will Need
1/2 cup kale de-stemmed chopped
1/2 cup spinach
1 cup strawberries chopped
1 banana sliced
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup cold spring water
1 tablespoon honey
10 whole almonds

Directions
If you are using a single serve blender, you will want to measure loosely and pack in the ingredients into the blender cup. If you end up with a little extra room, you can always add more. Blend together, shaking as needed to be sure that everything is pulverized. Blend until smooth and no chunks.

Enjoy! This smoothie is nutty and sweet!

- Rachele
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