My Daily Green Smoothie

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A little different kind of post today, well not really because it’s still a recipe.

For a few months, I’ve been drinking a green smoothie every morning. It’s probably not the type of green smoothie you’d even be expecting because I don’t just put one or two green stuff, I literally stuff all I can find! Since I started drinking this, I’ve just noticed a wonderful, positive change in EVERYTHING!

Firstly, I no longer get severe acne that used to plague me every month near that time, also my energy levels are great (don’t usually get huge bouts of tiredness where all I want to do is sleep), and it has never given me constipation ever again. Another thing I seriously believe it has helped is my menstrual pain, and I used to get it so bad I could not survive a month without medicine, but strangely since I started this, it has been so well and some months, I almost feel nothing. Seriously, I can’t think of how amazing this smoothie has done for me, and I want it to help you too!

This is a smoothie that’s about 65% vegetables and 35% fruits (sweet).

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Here’s a full list of things I have added, though not all the time as often they’re not in season or I don’t find them that week: Kale, Swiss chard, collard green, baby spinach, purple lettuce, romaine lettuce, broccoli sprouts, purple/green cabbage, endives, carrots, cucumbers, beets, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, pineapples, oranges, lemons.

I love this smoothie because it’s so easy to make, and it gives me the amount of veggies I need daily without even the need of cooking it, plus I get to have this as a raw meal!

Another great thing is, although there’s like a million vegetables in it, the taste is quite good. I do not think it’s weird or has a bitter taste, it doesn’t even really remind me of vegetables, just a thick sweet drink. Of course, the sweetness doesn’t compare to all fruit smoothies but it’s good enough, and think of all the HEALTH BENEFITS!

I drink this first thing in the morning, and hope you start doing that and spreading it to your friends and family! Who knows, the benefits of this may even be able to seriously improve your health!

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My Daily Green Smoothie

3-4 stalks kale
3 stalks Swiss chard or collard greens
1-2 cups baby spinach
2-3 stalks purple lettuce/romaine lettuce
1 small broccoli floret
1/3 cup chopped purple/green cabbage
2-3 endive leaves
1-2 medium carrots
1/2 large cucumber
1 small slice beet (optional, adds a lot of redness though)
1 handful red/green grapes
A small handful of raspberries/blueberries/blackberries or strawberries (when in season)
1/2 granny smith/red delicious apple
1/2 orange (include peel/pith)
A small slice lemon (include peel/pith)
1 cup water

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Wash all the vegetables and fruits, preferably with a special fruit and vegetable wash that can remove pesticides and chemicals. If not, try and get them organic.

Put all the veggies and fruits into the blender (put the leafy greens first, and be sure to chop them up). I seriously suggest using a blender like Vitamix for it, otherwise it may not be powerful enough, especially to blend it completely smooth. Blend on full speed, while pressing down hard with a food tamper until everything is smooth.

At last, add a cup of water and blend some more until it’s even smoother than before.

This makes two servings.

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My Daily Green Smoothie
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • 3-4 stalks kale
  • 3 stalks Swiss chard or collard greens
  • 1-2 cups baby spinach
  • 2-3 stalks purple lettuce/romaine lettuce
  • 1 small broccoli floret
  • ⅓ cup chopped purple/green cabbage
  • 2-3 endive leaves
  • 1-2 medium carrots
  • ½ large cucumber
  • 1 small slice beet (optional, adds a lot of redness though)
  • 1 handful red/green grapes
  • A small handful of raspberries/blueberries/blackberries or strawberries (when in season)
  • ½ granny smith/red delicious apple
  • ½ orange (include peel/pith)
  • A small slice lemon (include peel/pith)
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
  1. Wash all the vegetables and fruits, preferably with a special fruit and vegetable wash that can remove pesticides and chemicals. If not, try and get them organic.
  2. Put all the veggies and fruits into the blender (put the leafy greens first, and be sure to chop them up). I seriously suggest using a blender like Vitamix for it, otherwise it may not be powerful enough, especially to blend it completely smooth. Blend on full speed, while pressing down hard with a food tamper until everything is smooth.
  3. At last, add a cup of water and blend some more until it’s even smoother than before.

 

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