Start the day with a burst of energy with this fresh Superfood Smoothie.
A strange feeling came over me as I drank this green smoothie concoction before lacing my shoes and slipping out the door for a 5:30 am run. As it went down, I felt like I was giving my body a shot of healthy adrenaline!
Turn Your Smoothies Green
Before now, I stayed away from adding green leafy vegetables to my smoothies. I didn’t think a smoothie made with kale and spinach would taste good – now I’m a believer!
There’s something to be said about drinking spinach and kale first thing in the morning. It feels incredibly healthy! Although, at 5:30 a.m. this smoothie looked as appetizing as munching on raw Brussels sprouts for breakfast. Thankfully it tastes better than a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and goes down easy.
In one glass you get the therapeutic immune boosting benefits of fresh ginger while the kale and spinach provide instant veggie victory for the day!
The frozen spinach I purchased came in these convenient frozen nuggets. Perfect for smoothies and hard as a frickin’ rock. I wasn’t sure if my immersion blender could handle the task of blending it but as always I should have never doubted its abilities.
Blend the Night Before for an Instant Morning Boost
New to adding leafy vegetables to your smoothies? It’s time to get in on the action!
Grab the recipe below, blend the evening before, shake in the morning, and sip before heading out the door. A quick win before you even begin the day!
1 cup pineapple juice / $0.54
1/3 cup frozen kale / $0.27
2 tbsp (tightly packed) frozen spinach / $0.14
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger / $0.05
1/2 banana / $0.25
1 tsp liquid honey / $0.04
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
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Brent Garell – Brent is the guy behind College Recipe Cafe, and author of The Cook-a-Palooza Experience. He visits local colleges to teach students cooking 101 skills, and is the author of the digital cookbook 15-Minute Money Saving Meals for Students: Cup of Recipes for When You Need for NOW! Available now on Amazon.
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