Summer Green Smoothie

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Springer Huseby

Recently, morning smoothies have become a part of our daily routine. With all of the stone fruit showing up in our CSA box, coupled with the abundance of berries that we have picked, we had no choice but get creative. And it really has become an adventure for all of us, gathering around the blender in the morning to taste test our latest experiment. Most work, some don’t. But we have good fun, either way.

This week, I decided to take advantage of my kids’ enthusiasm for our morning smoothies and Go Green. I am always looking for yummy ways to get some green veggies in them – why not smoothies? And it worked! After eyeing the blender with a great deal of suspicion, they gave it a try and actually liked it. My littlest even came back for seconds.

Aside from being a huge success with the younger crowd, smoothies are also a super simple and easy way to fuel up in the morning. Whether it is the fiber in kale, protein in greek yogurt or the antioxidants in berries, all provide a nourishing (and filling) way to start your day.

ENJOY!

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 cup shredded kale, fairly well packed
1 banana
1 cup ice (about 5 cubes)
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons honey
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 1 lime

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

Serves 4.

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Thanks for reading! My name is Springer Huseby and I am a certified holistic health & nutrition coach, natural food cook, wife, mom, dog owner, San Francisco transplant and fledgling food blogger (not always in that order).[more...]

Comments...

  1. Desmond says:

    This is great. I have been making juices this summer, but I have not used avocado and have been worried about it being too high in fat content. Thanks for the advice and recipe. I’m going to make it today.

    • stephanie says:

      Amazing Des for juicing and fueling during this warm weather! Post photos of your juices on our Facebook page. I’m sure other people will be inspired by your recipes too :)

  2. Yes! Green smoothies are awesome! Get your kids drinking one everyday and you will all benefit! ;)

  3. Julie says:

    love this recipe
    I like to add in freeze blueberries and then add.

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