Say hello to my new favorite smoothie concoction. Let’s call it the Greenish Smoothie. It’s refreshing. It’s healthy. It’s sort-of green… Yep, it’s actually brown but since it has some quality greens in it, it deserves that green recognition all of the cool smoothies get.
Here are the ingredients. I’m giving approximate measurements but what I really do is just throw in random amounts of the following yummy foods….
2 cups-ish of spinach
3 large kale leaves
1/4 cup blackberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
ice cubes. about 8- 10
very cold water. about 1/2 a cup
a spoonful of almond butter (*key ingredient. why? because nut butter is the best thing ever.)
It may float your boat to add some protein powder to this smoothie. I use to. But now I’m a little freaked out by protein powder because it seems unnatural and I don’t even know how in the heck it’s made. The ingredients are strange. But by all means, throw some in if that’s your jam. To each his own.
There’s a method to this smoothie. Don’t just put it all in at once. I first put in the fruits and ice then blend. After that is liquified, I throw in the greens and a spoonful of almond butter. Blend. Then add cold water last to make it the consistency you desire. Holy yum.
I like to drink this as part of a meal. It’s a quick and easy way to get a boatload of fresh fruits/veggies into your day. Mmm. Anybody have some favorite smoothie recipes to share?
Have a great Monday. Whatever it is you’re doing today, do it with enthusiasm! And make your day a good one.