Green Smoothie

In an effort to mix things up and cool off, smoothies come into play.

Green Smoothie | Enjoying this Journey...

If you don’t like the taste of kale or are of the opinion that a “smoothie” = Orange Julius or Jamba Juice… let me save your time! This is so not the smoothie for you. The berries and banana add a touch of sweetness, though. Remember: food is fuel, meant to nourish and heal. I serve smoothies with lunch along with a bit of protein, kraut, and avocado… And even more veggies.

Green Smoothie
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: AIP, paleo, primal
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Serves: 2
 
Great source for minerals, vitamins, sulfur, and antioxidants. And pretty freaking tasty.
Ingredients
  • 12 leaves of organic kale; chopped, washed, spun
  • Water or water kefir
  • 1 handful organic frozen blueberries
  • 1 handful organic frozen strawberries
  • 1 organic banana {either fresh or frozen}
  • Optional add in: 2 tsp coconut oil
  • Optional add in: 2 tsp collagen hydrolysate
Instructions
  1. Using your blender's chop ice setting, break up the chopped kale. Stream a bit of water/water kefir as needed to keep it moving.
  2. Add berries and banana (and optional add ins) and work your way up to the highest speed and/or smoothie setting, continuing to add a touch of water/water kefir as needed to keep the mixture blending. Scrape down the sides and blitz one last time.
  3. Pour into pints and enjoy!
 

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  3 comments for “Green Smoothie

  1. Bee
    February 23, 2014 at 6:01am

    Is the fruit ok for those battling yeast and dysbiosis?

    Do u ever add coconut milk?

    • February 23, 2014 at 9:33am

      Hi Bee! It is my understanding that with dysbiosis you’d want to avoid bananas, citrus fruits, grapes, fruits grown on deciduous trees, and strawberries. Tropical fruits would be okay, as would blue/black/raspberries. But then considering yeast – that’s a bit of a double whammy. I have read it is best to not have fruit, at least while initially ridding an infection? After that, it may be best to enjoy the fruits that are lower in sugar content {green apples, grapefruit, melon for example}.

      You could certainly thin a smoothie out with coconut milk {it’d be creamier!} or coconut water instead of filtered water. Be well!

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