Green Machine Smoothie

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Wanna get back on (clean eating) track after a weekend filled with sweet indulgences?

Try my newest smoothie obsession: It’s chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, plant based protein, and fiber. It tastes refreshingly light but is filling enough to make for an excellent 2nd breaky, afternoon pick-me-up, or post workout snack. Added bonus: It’s slightly sweet so your kids will approve, too!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups organic mixed greens (I use kale, spinach, and chard)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I like Silk as it does not contain any carrageenan – a common food stabilizer said to potentially cause stomach problems)
  • 1/4 cup organic plain yogurt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (raw, no sugar added is best)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 small scoop of ice

Instructions: 

  1. You know the drill! Throw all of the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend like madness.
  3. Pour.
  4. Prost!

Teachable Tips:

  1. You can substitute the vanilla almond milk for any “milk” variety you may have on hand (plain almond, organic cow’s milk, coconut water, whatever!)
  2. Instead of almond butter try unsweetened peanut or cashew butter. If you need to make it nut free, substitute with sunflower seed butter.
  3. I’m a big fan of seeds as they are very nutrient dense. Hemp, for example, contains all of the essential amino acids which makes it a complete protein. Chia and flaxseed are also great options. Though the nutritional benefits of hemp, chia and flax are slightly different, I use all of them interchangeably. For optimal health it’s best to eat a variety.

Enjoy!

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