Howdy from Ohio!
I’m back east this week visiting my family which hasn’t happened since June. It’s been way too long. I’m soaking up every single minute and loving it.
A few days before leaving I upped my intake of fruits + veggies in hopes of staying healthy while at home. My vegetable consumption has been at an all-time high the past few weeks but now even more so. I just can’t get enough.
Don’t worry though, I’m balancing it with things like orange honey corn cake which I ate the entire pan of last week. As soon as I got home I made another batch for my[self] family.
One quick and easy way to get a huge helping of fruits + veggies is in smoothies. But you knew that already. However, I find myself making the same two smoothies time and time again. I was due for a change. Something super green and banana-less!
I know there are quite a few banana haters out there and most smoothies include banana for a silky smooth texture, sweetness, and flavor. For this combination I used avocado to create a smooth and thick texture, and pear, green apple, and kiwi for sweetness and flavor. Kale is thrown in for the veggie punch but is undetectable alongside the fruit.
Super Green Smoothie [serves 2]
- 3 cups green kale, stemmed + chopped
- 2 kiwi, skins removed
- 2 green apples, cored + chopped
- 1 bartlett pear, cored + chopped
- 1/3 avocado
- 1- 1 1/2 cups ice
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
notes: Use ripe fruit for the maximum flavor and sweetness. Use any type of milk. If desired, add honey, agave, or soaked dates for more sweetness. I keep the peels on the apple and pear but scoop out the fruit from the kiwi. Peel all fruit if desired.
If you don’t have a juicer, are in a smoothie rut, and/or don’t like banana in your smoothie this is the drink for you! Super green smoothie to the rescue!
Hope you all had a nice weekend.
You still have a few more hours to enter the Love Grown Foods HOT OATS giveaway! The winner will be announced on Facebook Monday morning. Thanks for all who entered. Your comments have been absolutely fantastic. I have enjoyed reading each and every one and have gained so much hope and inspiration for this year because of all of YOU! Thank you!