Get Your Greens Smoothie #SundaySupper

Get Your greens smoothieMy sister will get a kick out of this one.

She came over to my house one day at least seven years ago, and had a brownish-green smoothie…this was before green smoothies were a thing- anyway, she came over, and my husband and I asked her what was in it, since it looked extremely unappetizing to us. She proceeded to list all the goodies inside the wonderous brown liquid, and then finally said, “and it has parsely too. That way you get your greens!” Well wonderful. In order to “get your greens” you have to drink a sludge of brown liquid. Not for me.

So all these years later, we can now see the wisdom of my sister’s ways, as we put green things into our smoothies on a regular basis now. And every time- yes, every single time- we say, “and that way you get your greens!”

Not only are green smoothies popular now, there is a blogger who is all but dedicated her entire blog to them: Simple Green Smoothies. She has a 101-type of intro on green smoothies, so I sort of follow her master plan:

Leafy greens + Liquid + Fruit

Seems smart to start there, and since she has a whole blog dedicated to green smoothies, I figure she must know her stuff. Here’s what I did:

Leafy Green: Kale

add to: Water

Blend

add Fruit: Frozen pineapple, frozen banana, and frozen peaches

Blend Again.

Done.

It was delicious. And I think because the fruit was frozen, it adds an even better taste to it. She recommends wisely, I think to blend the greens and the liquid together first so it gets nice and mashed together. Then adding the fruit after to put it all together. I think you could add a protein powder in vanilla flavor if that is your extra healthy boost, but you can totally have this as is without the protein.

So for formality sake, here is the recipe:

Get Your Greens Smoothie

Get Your Greens Smoothie

This is a nice, refreshing smoothie full of flavor and healthy ingredients...and this way, "you get your greens!"

Ingredients

  • 2 cups washed and stemmed kale or spinach
  • 1/2 of a frozen, peeled banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add the greens and water to the blender, and blend on medium.
  2. Add the frozen fruit.
  3. Blend.
  4. Serve.
  5. **

Notes

*Recipe inspired by Simple Green Smoothies.

**You can add 1 scoop vanilla protein powder if desired.

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Smoothie: Get your greens!

And, since it’s green, you can share it this week for St. Patrick’s Day! That is a win-win, if I have heard one…and by the way, there’s lots more green food where this came from! The Sunday Supper Bloggers have outdone themselves with GREEN this week! “Thank you” to Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures who is hosting this week, and check out these healthy and green inspired recipes and give them some love:

Best Breakfasts

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Stunning Sides

Dreamy Desserts

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Get Your greens smoothie

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10 thoughts on “Get Your Greens Smoothie #SundaySupper

  1. luciepalka

    Ever since I did the 21 Day Fix, I’ve been drinking a smoothie a day, similar to this formula (and always with protein powder). For me, it is a great way to get my greens, and my daily quota of fruit and veggies in general. Otherwise, I probably don’t eat enough. Pinned it!

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