You will think this is weird. Maybe even gross. I know I used to think it was and J is still very unconvinced, however, after I tried adding kale and spinach to my smoothies I am now totally addicted. Not only is it a great way to get your greens but it is also delicious. I have taken to having one of these for breakfast and then having a bowl of cereal a few hours later.
So seriously, if you are looking for ways to use up your kale or spinach or to get more greens in your diet give this a try. I discovered these when the Green Monsters became all the rage around the healthy blog world. Thankfully my curiosity got the better of me and I have been drinking them ever since. Plus, my skin had never looked better.
[print_this]Green Smoothie Recipe
(makes 1 very large smoothie)
2 cups spinach, packed
1/2 banana, (try freezing it!)
1/2 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon flax (optional)
3/4 cup milk. almond milk, soy milk, water etc.
a handful of ice
Blend above in a blender until smooth.
Variations are endless try swapping blueberries for strawberries, raspberries or mango. You can substitute spinach or chard for the kale, I have also heard Romaine works well to, although stay away from arugula. Just trust me on this one. I like to add a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter or some protein powder, and a dash of flax seed too as it makes it more of a meal.[/print_this]