Nourishing Green Smoothie

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This is a take on a product offered at my local Farmer’s Market, and I save a boat-load by making my own. It’s packed with nutritious greens and is a convenient way to sneak in some extra veggies while on the go or when the fridge is running low on fresh produce.

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Honestly, I would never even attempt making this without a Vitamix (or similar high-powered blender) because of the need to blend the bejeezus out of it and liquify the tough bits (stems, stalks, etc); other than that, it couldn’t be simpler.

I make a huge batch and freeze it in ice cube trays.  Pop the cubes out, and store them in the freezer in a ziploc bag. When I want a drink, I  pop a few cubes in a blender bottle and add water. I prefer it on the less sweet side, but you could definitely sweeten it up by adding an apple or banana to the mix.

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Nourishing Green Smoothie

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 88 kcal

This Nourishing Green Smoothie is packed with nutritious greens and is a convenient way to sneak in some extra veggies while on the go.

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Ingredients

  • 2 leaves kale
  • 1 leaf collard greens
  • 1 leaf swiss chard
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 handful Parsley
  • 2 leaves dandelion greens
  • 2 leaves Red leaf lettuce
  • 1 apple or banana optional
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Equipment: Vitamix (or similar) / Large stock pot / Ladle
  2. Thoroughly wash all greens. There is no need to trim the stems/stalks.
  3. Process the greens in small batches, adding enough water to keep the Vitamix moving. You want the greens to liquefy as much as possible. Pour the processed greens into the stock pot for holding.
  4. If desired, process the banana or apple in the last batch of greens.
  5. Stir the mixture thoroughly. It’s honestly going to look like green soup!
  6. Portion into ice cube trays. Freeze and then store cubes in ziploc bags. You will likely need to work in batches. Keep greens mixture in refrigerator until the entire batch is frozen.
Nutrition Facts
Nourishing Green Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 583mg17%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 10415IU208%
Vitamin C 89mg108%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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after

 

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cubes ready for freezer storage

As I mentioned, I drink this mixed with extra water but it would be delicious added to a smoothie or blended with coconut water. Enjoy!

Nourishing Green Smoothie | stephgaudreau.com
straight from the Vitamix, combined with H2O
Nourishing Green Smoothie | stephgaudreau.com
in the shaker bottle at work…add a couple cubes then fill with water…perfect!

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