I have my boyfriend to thank for the obsession of craving a smoothie everyday. He introduced me to the power of the magic bullet and taught me the tricks of the trade including the ability to mask spinach in a berry banana smoothie. I’ve slowly begun to upgrade his original recipe to include more and more greens, in an attempt to create a highly alkalizing smoothie.
This is a delicious and filling mid-morning snack and gives me a chance to load up on vitamins and minerals in one fell swoop. This powerhouse smoothie gives me a lot of energy and keeps me full on those days when I need to have a late or lite lunch. Here’s the recipe for my favorite green smoothie adapted from Kris Carr’s – Green Guru Smoothie. I love the Amazing Grass Green SuperFoods Berry Powder and I add a scoop in my recipe. It has wonderful greens such as spirulina, wheatgrass, alfalfa, and organic chlorella (which benefits were shown on Dr. Oz). Not to mention it has a lot of antioxidant ingredients like goji berries and maca.
Creamy, Green, Alkalizing Smoothie
1 bunch of kale
2 – 3 handfuls of mixed greens (I usually have romaine and spinach in my blend)
1 -2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 – 2 cups filtered water
1 scoop Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Berry Powder (I love all the nutritious benefits of this powder and the added flavor is a particularly great bonus)
This recipe makes 2 large servings, it will keep for a day or two in the fridge so you can have one serving the day you make it and the final serving the next day!
I adjust my liquids based on my desired smoothie thickness. What about you? Do you have a smoothie recipe you are in love with and would prefer not to go without? I’d love for you to share your recipes or experiments with me!