Even though I have been vegan for 3 years now, sometimes I still have a hard time making sure to get in enough green veggies. Don’t get me wrong, I love veggies and fruits and eat way more of them now then ever in my life, but the dark, leafy greens sometimes miss my plate. In order to still get the benefits from eating them I have created and perfected (to my liking) a green smoothie that I can have daily and I thought I could share it with everyone here.
I have been making this same smoothie recipe for about 3 years now. I used to drink it every morning before I went to work. Now I have it as an in-between meals snack, usually around 10am or 2pm. Other’s who have tried my smoothie have said it is very “green”! It may take some getting used to or you may want to tweak it to your liking. If it is a little too green tasting at first I would recommend putting in the whole banana to start with. You would be amazed at what tastes a banana can hide! Or you could also add a couple more cubes of pineapple too. Enjoy!
Monkeytoes Green Smoothie
- 2 carrots (or a good handful of baby carrots)
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- handful of kale
- 6 cubes of frozen pineapple or other topical fruit
- 1/2 – 1 banana
- serving of chia seeds
- serving of ground flax seeds
- 1 cup water (or liquid of your choice)
- any other supplements you would like to include (I put in a serving of potassium gluconate and sometimes a serving of spirulina. And depending on how much more you add, you may need to add more liquid too.)
Put everything into a high power blender (I have a Vitamix) and blend until very smooth. When I make enough for 5 days, I freeze 4 of them and then have one ready for Monday. When I drink the one on Monday I remove one from the freezer and put in the fridge to thaw for the next day. The chia seeds tend to make the following days smoothie thicken up a bit, so you may even want to leave it on the counter for 30mins before drinking and make sure to stir it up a bit as well.