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Smoothie: The Great Green Breakfast

How to Drink Your Greens (Easily)

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My go-to green smoothie recipe. It’s forgiving and allows for a full day’s serving of fruits and veggies.

Yield: 2 Servings

Smoothie: The Great Green Breakfast

Smoothie: The Great Green Breakfast

Get a full 6 cups of veggies & fruits in one meal.

Drink your greens for breakfast with this forgiving smoothie! Out of an ingredient? Don's sweat it. Swap and switch things around as you see fit. My only suggestion is to keep to the more neutral lettuces like butter, romaine, iceberg, bibb, oak, and green lettuces. These lettuces add fiber and water content while letting the other flavors shine through. Anything with a more prominent or bitter taste (looking at you, kale) is very apparent, and frankly a turn-off. Green smoothies shouldn't be torturous or a chore. I find this one helps bridge the gap into full-on veggie-land smoothies by offering a little savory with the sweet.

This green smoothie, despite all of its veggies, has a sweet and mild flavor thanks to tart kiwi and apple. If you take my suggestion and add a beet or sweet potato, there's enough nutrition to keep you sustained for half the day. Perfect for a fast.

Full of fiber, and nutrient-dense (meaning, full of good-for-you nutrients!), and yummy, this is my go-to smoothie in the morning.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head of Romaine lettuce
  • 2 ribs of celery
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 green apple 🍏
  • 1 Persian cucumber, or half regular cucumber β€” peel and all
  • Nub of peeled ginger (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 can of coconut cream (look for no artificial ingredients. Trader Joes can recommended.)
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • Coconut milk or water to blend (about a cup)
  • OPTIONAL:
  • 1/2 steamed sweet potato (red or white)
  • 1 small beet – try both raw (peeled!) or steamed

Instructions

  1. Rough chop or hand tear lettuce and celery into blender cup.
  2. Rough chop kiwi, apple, cucumber, add to blender.
  3. Add ginger, coconut cream, lemon juice, and water.
  4. Blend till smooth.

Notes

The water is for blending, the more you add the less flavor it will have.

Adding half of a sweet potato not only adds a good resistant starch to your diet (great for your gut microbiome!) but it also adds a touch of sweetness, as well as creating a silky texture that is more smoothie-like. I remove the potato peels, personally.

Beets have the same effect and are a little sweeter. With the beets, you should try both raw (peeled!) or steamed and see which you prefer.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 621Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 13gSugar: 40gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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