Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Island Paradise (green) Smoothie

Green smoothies have been becoming more popular so I've adapted my own recipe... surprise, surprise....

This is my island inspired smoothie: (serves 2- 24 oz more or less)

1/2 - 1 mango
1/2 avocado
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup flax seed meal ( i pour till it looks right :)
2 tuscan kale leaves
1/2 - 1 frozen sliced peach
2 tbs coconut flakes or juice 
1 slice fresh pineapple
1 slice fresh ginger (about 1 tbs)
1 freshly juiced lime (zest optional) 
juice concentrate of choice (use as liquid while blending)

Break up kale leaves and add all ingredients to a strong blender (the old ones your grandmother used are usually good; also Ninja or Vitamix are recommended) Pulse to break everything down and then slowly turn up the power. If you are using an older blender, let it blend for a couple minutes.

This makes a great breakfast.... for an extra protein boost, add chia seed or protein powder- I like plant fusion.

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