Recipe: Green Smoothie

I’ve got a tasty post for you today, featuring Sandals and Love Handles guest, Amanda Bulmer. She shares a healthy recipe for her green smoothie!

“Eat your broccoli!” or “No dessert before your finish your greens!” are common phrases we hear when growing up. As youngsters, we don’t always understand why we have to eat the bitter, green, funny tasting things; for some reason our parents insist. We would much rather have survived on fluffy bread, chocolate and ice cream!

“And what about green candy and green ice cream?” we asked.  They’re green after all, and we can’t eat them. So what’s the deal with the peculiarity of the type of green we eat?!

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Fortunately as we grow older, we begin to realize the importance of healthy eating, making sure that we get enough leafy greens and important vitamins in our diet. Still, sometimes, it’s hard to make yourself chomp on that celery stick when your neighbour is eating a fine looking chocolate bar.

To help yourself enjoy your green veggies more, why not try mixing them up a little bit? Literally.

A great way to eat that bitter kale, chard or even spinach is to blend it in a smoothie. Adding just half a banana, a kiwi or some honey can make the world of a difference in the way that your leafy greens taste and the way that you consume them.

A smoothie that I often try and fit into my morning schedule goes as follows:

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1 stalk organic celery
  • 2 stalks organic kale leaves
  • ½ organic pear
  • ½ organic banana
  • ½ organic lemon
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds

After drinking this I feel good.

Because I started off my morning well, I am enticed to continue my day in the same, healthy path. See? Eating those bitter greens can be as delicious as a smoothie.

 

Thank you for sharing a tasty recipe Amanda!

(Images via Momables and Two Peas and Their Pod)

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