Saturday, January 4, 2014

Drink to Your Health | Green Smoothie Recipe

Did you get off your normal healthy eating track over the Christmas holiday?  We sure did, but we've found it easy to jump back on the clean eating wagon. Yay!

We love to drink green juices in the mornings. Even our boys love it which is great, because they're not the best at eating green veggies. Sometimes we can get them to eat broccoli or asparagus, but mostly it's a no go. So at this stage in our lives, we're focusing on giving them their greens via a healthy juice!

Today, we tried something different and made it into a smoothie, and was so good! It's loaded with all the healthy fruits and veggies, plus we topped it off with some protein powder to give us an extra boost! (This is the best NonGMO protein powder on the market)

Here's our recipe below. Note: we just add fruits and veggies to taste, based on four people. You'll need to adjust the amounts for your taste preferences!

Healthy, Happy Life Green Smoothie

  • 1 grapefruit (peeled)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large apple
  • 2-3 Clementine's (peeled)
  • about 1-2 inches of fresh ginger (depends on how spicy you like it)
  • 1 cucumber
  • big handful of kale
  • big handful of spinach

We put all this in our Breville juicer to squeeze out the juice. Next, we poured the juice into our Nutribullet, scooped out a big bunch of the pulp that was left over in the juicer and put that in, added 2 scoops of the protein powder, AND a frozen banana. Turn that Nutribullet on for about 10 seconds, serve, and enjoy!

What we love about doing it this way, is that it has the thicker consistency of a smoothie, it's not thin like juice.  Now, you could totally do it in just your Nutribullet, but we're still getting used to having 'pulpier' smoothies...we're slowing adding more in every time!

Let me know if you try it and how you like it. And please share some of your favorite smoothie recipes...we're always on the hunt for new ones!

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