I’ve been doing a lot of playing in the kitchen recently. I’ve been continuing my smoothie experiment, adding more greens and reducing the fruit and seeing how that goes. Here’s my most recent favorite:
½ cup coconut water
1 large handful of organic kale
4-5 leaves of organic dandelion greens
1 organic apple
1 organic pear
1 tablespoon flax seed
cinnamon to taste
a couple of ice cubes
When I made this one, I tried it without the banana but I felt like it needed something. The banana smoothed it out a bit, both in texture and in taste.
If you’re looking to make it more of a green juice, you can increase the liquid (water or coconut water).
Dark leafy greens are a great source of calcium, a fact that is often overlooked. The flax seeds give this smoothie a great protein boost, and you’ve got a few servings of fruit in here as well. Overall, you’re getting a nutritious and filling smoothie all in a matter of minutes!