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5 minute green smoothie

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Hi! So I make this pretty much every single morning lately. It's super good and super healthy! I HATE spinach, I can eat it if it's mixed with romaine or the oh so unhealthy iceburg lettuce and smothered in homemade ranch but I can't eat it alone. I don't know what it is, I just hate it by itself! But I have been trying to eat so much healthier and I know how good spinach is for you so I decided to turn to green smoothies. PLUS I was really excited about buying flowers and I had to take advantage of them for these pictures. They are the prettiest flowers ever!

 My mom got us this smoothie maker thing for Christmas (basically just like the magic bullet but a different brand) and it's been so perfect! The cup you blend in is the perfect serving and I feel like I've finally perfected my smoothie recipe. Obviously a blender also works perfect for this, too! Plus it's literally SO EASY and really takes 5 minutes or less to make. I buy everything from Trader Joe's so it's either organic or I like to think it's better than walmart produce haha. Here is what I do!

1. Take a big handful of spinach (I guesstimate it's like a cup) and put it in the bottom, toss in the strawberries, pour in orange juice to almost cover (but not quite) the spinach and blend that! Obviously you can use water to make it more healthy with less sugar BUT I think the Orange juice makes it taste so so good!! Plus, vitamin C people. We all need it.

2. Once that's all blended, peal a banana (obvi) and break it so it fits, then I cut an apple up and put in as much as it as I can! Sometimes I can fit an entire apple but sometimes it gets too full so I can almost fit an apple. Either way I eat the rest of it if it doesn't fit. Blend all of that. Add more OJ or water if it needs a little more liquid in there to blend.

3. Optional to make it MORE healthy! Pour in a tablespoon of chia seeds and let that sit for a second while the seeds puff up.

Typing this out too because why not:

1 cup spinach
5-8 strawberries
BLEND
1 banana
1 apple
1/4 cup orange juice (or water)
BLEND
Add more liquid as needed!
Extra: add chia seeds

The only reason I blend in between ingredients is because my blender cup is too small to add everything at once before I blend it. If you use a normal size blender, you can blend it all at the end and it'll be just as perfect.

Wa-la! You're done! This smoothie makes me full and feel good, plus then I get in a lot of spinach and there's enough fruit that it's more fruity vs leafy tasting. I want to build up to adding some kale but I'm taking my time on that. I HEARD kale is strong and changes the taste a lot so I'm scared. Does it??

If you try this let me know what you think! If you like it, please share it with your friends or pin it (Please :) ) you guys are the best ever!

xo
Candace


24 comments

  1. Yummy! Delicious and easy, win/win!

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  2. Yummy, I might need to hop back on the smoothie for breakfast train...

    I like kale in smoothies! Although, I don't mind the taste of kale or spinach so maybe I'm not the best judge ;)

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    1. I tried kale and it wasn't that bad!! Like at all! Just made it taste more leafy but I didn't mind it :) Glad I listened to you!

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  3. That looks so good! It has been awhile since I have been on a smoothie kick but I need to get back to them.

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  4. I wonder how these would freeze up? Have you tried? I'd love to have a smoothie I could grab on my way out the door in the morning!

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    1. I haven't tried freezing them but I bet it wouldn't be bad at all! Or even just making smoothie bags filled with the ingredients (minus liquids) and then just tossing everything in the blender, that would make it so quick!

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  5. I'm just getting over a stomach bug and this smoothie looks like heaven!!! I must make it when I have more energy......cause I'm pretty sure it would solve all of my problems. Smoothies are my kryptonite!

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    1. Awhh I'm glad you're better, that is the worst! (assuming you're better cause I am replying so late haha) Smoothies are so so so good and easy!

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  6. I have been craving smoothies lately. I eat the same thing every day for breakfast, maybe I should switch it up and do this instead! I seriously hate washing the blender though haha. I would love to have an individual size one!

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    1. You should try it!! They are a nice switch from cereal (my other go to haha) and super easy to make!

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  7. Yay I looove smoothies, but usually only make them in the summer when the weather in nicer. I may need to just whip this up for work in the mornings though, sounds filling and healthy!!!

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    1. Oh yeah I always forget that winter is supposed to be cold!! haha in AZ it was 72 degrees today aka smoothie weather :) It's super filling!

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  8. This looks delish! Especially loving the addition of strawberries <3
    Green Fashionista

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    1. I loveeee strawberries, I always add extra :)

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  9. Mmmm! I love fruit smoothies with spinach! So yummy! I haven't tried adding kale to a smoothie yet, though. If you try it, let me know how it is!

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    1. I tried kale!! it really was not bad at all, just made it taste more leafy! But still super yummy :) I loved it!

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  10. This sounds so healthy and equally delicious. I love putting a little bit of spinach to up the nutrients. Kale would be a good idea too!

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    1. It really is!! I decided to try kale and it really wasn't bad at all, just made it more leafy tasting but I didn't mind it :)

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  11. I've been on a smoothie kick lately! this looks super good, deff going to give it a try!

    X O
    cheals
    http://chealseywaltonblog.blogspot.com

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  12. I made a smoothie yesterday and it took me like 15 minutes lol. I love spinach. Love it love it love it. I throw it in everything I can. I always buy giant things of spinach at Costco and freeze some in little bags for smoothies. Kale on the other hand, no thanks lol. Not my favorite. I have never put apple in my smoothie though. I should try that. The apple and orange sound good together. I wish it would warm up so I could actually enjoy smoothies more though...I need to move to Arizona.

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    1. hahah what did you put in yours??! I WISH I loved spinach and freezing it is so smart and would make it even quicker/ easier. I tried kale and it really didn't change the taste much at all so I think I'll keep kale on the list of stuff I throw in. Yeah move to AZ!!! haha it was 72 degrees today! Winter doesn't really exist here.

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