Sweet Green Smoothie Recipe

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About five years ago, I started routinely making smoothies as a way to ensure I was getting fresh fruits and vegetables in my diet on the reg. Up until that point, nutrition hadn't been a huge priority in my life. My relationship with food was about taste and joy. But while I was taking a college course on the global food economy, I was inspired to switch up my eating habits.

I wasn't idealistic or overly ambitious about changing my diet, though. My attitudes toward food had been largely influenced by my family and our affinity for all things buttery, salty, and flavor-forward. To assume I could abandon all that overnight would've been setting myself up for failure. But I knew I could do better.

Initially, I treated smoothies like taking daily medicine. Coming off of my former diet, I knew green drinks were certainly going to be an acquired taste. So, I put some healthy stuff in a blender and essentially held my nose while I gulped it down. Over the years, though, I've fine-tuned my smoothie making skills to create some recipes that I actually enjoy tasting! This sweet green smoothie bowl is one of them.

BLEND:

  • Kale (1-2 leaves de-stemmed. rinse under warm water to help the kale blend more easily)

  • Avocado (half)

  • 1 Banana

  • Chia seeds (1 tbs)

  • Frozen pineapples

  • Frozen strawberries

  • Silk Almond & Coconut Milk Blend (~ 2 cups)

TOP WITH:

  • kiwi, coconut shavings and dried cranberries

Tag me if you try it! @briaanbarron. Enjoy!