Mornings are hectic around our house. Boys off to school, my husband off to school and me off to work = chaos! So many mornings lately I have run out the door with a coffee and granola bar in hand. While satisfying, it is not the nutrition, nor the foods I want to start my day off with. Lately I have been trying a green smoothie to start the day off with protein, necessary vitamins and antioxidants and I have not only enjoyed the smoothie, but I feel better as the day goes on.
- Vitamix or high powered blender
- Juice (I use mango/orange)
- Hemp Hearts
- Agave Nectar or Honey
My favourite feature of the Vitamix is that it blends the fruit and veggies to a perfect juice without losing the nutrients in the pulp of the vegetables and fruits. While I love my juicer, the Vitamix is absolutely my go-to for making perfect smoothies. My other favourite part about smoothies is that you can use up some odds and ends around the kitchen. In this smoothie I combined some half eaten apples (my kids seem to only like the 1st half of an apple), some partially wilted Kale and celery with frozen ends. Combined together and mixed up they were the perfect morning energy booster. Plus, the combination of hemp hearts adds protein, fights inflammation, balances hormones and provides an immunity boost with Omega-3 fat.
- 3 large leaves of deveined Kale
- 1 Apple
- 3 stalks of Celery
- 1 cup Juice I used mango/orange
- 2 tbsp Hemp Hearts
- Agave Nectar or Honey to taste
- 1 cup Water
Please all ingredients in your Vitamix and blend until smooth.
Add ice for a slushie texture or pour over ice for an ice cold smoothie.
Serve and drink immediately.
What are your favourite ingredients for a morning green smoothie?
I wish I had a Vitamix or a blender like it. My bullet sounded like it was going to die today when I was making my breakfast shake.
This smoothie looks delicious!
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Those sound pretty good. My mom usually makes me a fruit smoothie in the mornings when I stay over my parents’ house, sometimes. :)
It’s certainly a bright color! I can see where it would taste really good with the apple and celery starring.
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Kay M. says
A Vitamix would be nice to have! I just use my food processor. This smoothie sounds great! I’m going to have to try it!!
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SHELLEY R ZUREK says
I am going to be honest RIGHT HERE and tell you I have never had a green smoothie. These ingredients entice me to make one though!
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Jenna Wood says
I love the color, but I’d have to omit the Kale, it’s just too strong! I might substitute fresh carrot juice and a little ice for bulk.
Grace Hodgin says
I love to fix green smoothies though my recipe is different then yours. It really is a healthy drink to start off the day.
Yours sounds lovely.
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Someone needs to get me a Vitamix so I can start making healthy smoothies like these!
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Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says
I’m a BIG smoothie lover! Especially green smoothies. My favorite is adding in a bunch of spinach ^.^
This looks like a recipe I must try!
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Stephanie LaPlante says
Definitely sounds worth a try!
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Ellen Christian says
I don’t think i have ever tried a green smoothie. I definitely need to though.
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I love smoothies but I’ve never had a green smoothie. This recipe looks delish and a very healthy start to the day.
Jenn @comebackmomma says
I need to get back into making smoothies. Thanks for this great recipe. I need to give it a try.