I am Loving my Green Smoothies

I recently bought a Nutribullet from Target – Thanks to the many gift cards I received from my students. I only wish I had owned one of these sooner!  This machine is amazing! It quickly and throughly blends fruits and vegetables into a perfectly smooth drink – appropriately called a smoothie :)I have been experimenting with different combinations of greens and fruits.  This recipe is my favorite so far.

Stacey’s Favorite Green Smoothie

2 cups organic mixed greens (Spinach, Chard, Kale in equal amounts)
1/2 cup frozen organic mango
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 small banana
piece of peeled ginger – about 1/2 inch piece of root (equal to about 2 teaspoons)
2 teaspoons of flax seed
Add water to max line and blend.

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I also buy and use fresh pineapple and mango, but the frozen is really fast and easy. I also like the way it makes the smoothie nice and cold. Yum!

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This recipe makes two nice sized servings! My best guess is that the calorie count for both servings together is roughly 230 calories.  I do not think you can get many more nutrients for only 115 calories!  And to top it off – it is delicious!

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They are so delicious that I get daily requests from the family to please make them one too.  That is another reason I have started using the frozen cut up fruit.  I have tried all kinds of fruit and green combinations – apples, pears, berries, and almonds work really well as well.  I have packed smoothies in Sophia’s lunch box.  I simply place an ice cube in the reusable and packable mug, and it stays fine in her lunch bag until she enjoys it at lunchtime.

Enjoy!
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