Super Green Kale, Spinach, Celery, Orange, Berry, Banana Energy Smoothie

One of the biggest challenges to daily nutrition is the planning and preparation aspect.

Very few people–including me–have time every day to prepare three full meals

complete with a variety of vegetables and fruits.

Smoothies help me get my RDA in every single day.

They’re like meals in a glass!

Think about it, if you have one breakfast smoothie you may easily consume four

to five servings of fruits and vegetables in one beverage.

Consume two smoothies in a day and you can count that day a vegetable success.

Smoothies are so easy to make and with a little help they’re easy to plan for and take

with you on the go.

Eating your fruits and vegetables takes on a whole new meaning when you make

smoothies.

All rich green vegetables contain some chlorophyll which plays an important role

in maintaining good health.

Chlorophyll can help clean our elimination systems, which can then clean our blood

and lymph systems.

Chlorophyll can have other positive effects on our bodies as it helps to improve

our circulation, relieve inflammatory pain, destroy bacteria and purify our livers.

Dark leafy greens are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Most are pleasant-tasting, mild and combine well with fruits and other healthy

ingredients to create quick, delicious and nutritious smoothies.

Of course, I always use organic fruits and vegetables in my smoothies.

What’s in my super green smoothie?

Super Green Kale, Parsley, Celery, Orange, Berry, Banana Energy Smoothie *Kale

Kale is the king of dark leafy greens.

There are different types of kale but they’re all extraordinarily nutritious.

Kale is rich in calcium which makes it excellent for people who do not to consume

dairy products, like me.

Additionally, it tastes quite nice with apples, bananas, and berries.

* Spinach

Popeye loved spinach and there’s a reason why.

In addition to a bit of calcium it also contains an abundance of vitamin K.

It’s packed with many other important vitamins and minerals including A, B, and E plus

it has folic acid and other minerals your body needs.

Like kale, spinach pairs nicely with many fruits.

* Celery

Celery helps cleanse uric acid from our digestive systems–it’s very alkalizing.

Super Green Kale, Parsley, Celery, Orange, Berry, Banana Energy Smoothie

* Berries

Whether you’re talking about strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or other types of

berries, they’re all packed with antioxidants.

These antioxidants help fight disease and boost your immune system.

Today I have some organic blackberries on hand so we’ll be using them in our smoothie.

-Blackberries have rich antioxidants that can help fight degenerative disorders of the

eye, among other health benefits.

* Oranges 

Oranges are rich in vitamin C which improves skin texture, reduces incidence of kidney stones.

* Bananas

Like apples, bananas are high in B vitamins.

They’re also rich in potassium and help give our smoothies a rich, creamy texture.

Ripe bananas are extremely sweet and pair well with greens and other smoothie ingredients.

They are usually the base for most of my smoothies.

Super Green Energy Smoothie

Super Green Kale, Parsley, Blackberry, Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 Bananas

1 Orange

1 cup Blackberries

Superfood nutrients:

3 tablespoons Hemp Powder

2 tablespoons Flax Seeds

2 tablespoons Chia Seeds

1 cup Kale

4 stalks Celery

1 cup Spinach

1 cup coconut water

Super Green Kale, Spinach, Celery, Orange, Berry, Banana Energy Smoothie

 Directions:

Wash, peel and cut the fruits and vegetables

Add them to your high speed blender–I use a VitaMix–in the order above.

Blend on low then increase to high, until all of the ingredients are liquified

and smooth.

Pour yourself a glass and drink immediately.

I save the leftover smoothie in a covered mason jar and refrigerate it until I am

ready to drink the balance–within a couple of hours, of course.

I love the burst of energy I feel from all of these powerful nutrients!

I hope you do too.

Enjoy!

What are the ingredients in your favorite smoothies?

Share your faves and experiences with us.

 “Shared at Weekend Wholefood Blender Party”