Super Green Smoothie

This smoothie is super rich in antioxidants, as well as being a good source of fiber, protein, iron, calcium, folate, and omega-3 fatty acids. Mint is optional but, in my opinion, makes this smoothie—it adds a refreshing sweetness that balances the mildly bitter flavor of certain greens. Store clean, dry greens in a resealable gallon sized bag in the freezer—it’s a great way to use up spinach or other greens that won’t be consumed before their expiration date.

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks OR ½ apple, cored
  • 2 cups frozen spinach (or alternatively use 2 cups packed fresh spinach plus 1 cup ice cubes)
  • 2-3 leaves of fresh dark leafy greens (such as bok choy, kale, collard, or chard)
  • ¼ cup other chopped green vegetables (such celery, green beans, broccoli, etc, frozen or fresh)
  • 1 mint fresh sprig, stems removed (about 6-7 mint leaves)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons whole raw or steel cut oats
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • About 1 cup unsweetened coconut water OR Kombucha (any flavor), enough to achieve desired consistency

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender. Blend according to blender directions until fully mixed and consistency is smooth. Makes one generous smoothie. Recipe can be doubled or tripled for additional servings.
 
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