Amanda's Favorite Green Smoothie
"Green smoothie? Ugh."
"I don't like to drink my meals."
"Drink kale and spinach? Oh heck no."
That was 1000% me up until about a year ago. I was up to my eyeballs with candida and leaky gut, so I decided to give the little smoothie hut near my house a try. And I don't know if I was just ready or if my body was crying out for it, but I am woman enough to admit it -- I fell in love with that green smoothie. I even bought a Vitamix, y'all.
I have come to crave and understand the power of this bright green concoction, as there is no easier or faster way to get so much nutrition in one glass. Or mason jar. Because we all know a green smoothie in a mason jar just screams "LOOK AT ME. I am healthy, people!"
There are a million smoothie recipes out there, so don't feel tethered to this one. But I will advise you to add more green veggies than you want, less fruit than you want, and make sure to add healthy fats and protein to make it a more balanced meal. And don't be shy about adding in other stuff -- I often add some psyllium husk powder for extra fiber and a scoop of Leaky Gut Revive to help with gut health.
Give it a try. You might just surprise yourself. And don't worry, I won't tell anyone.
- Handful of fresh spinach
- Handful of fresh kale
- About 2 inches of cucumber slices
- 1 or 2 celery stalks
- 1/3 to 1/2 apple sliced
- Generous slice of lemon with rind
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 scoop collagen peptides
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil
- 1 cup filtered water cold
Throw all ingredients in a high powered blender.
Blend until smooth, at least one minute.
Pour into a mason jar to appear extra healthy and crunchy.
Sip with a metal or paper straw for added sustainable effect.