10 October, 2016

Go-To Green Smoothie

green smoothie recipe
Happy Monday!  Today I thought I'd share my favorite, go-to smoothie when I know I've been a bad girl with my greens.  I've been making an extra effort to get a proper dose of green vegetables in everyday, and I'm horrible with bringing them for lunch to work or ordering enough if I go out.

I've been in a bit of a love affair with the Green Mission smoothie at Whole Foods (sorry, babe).  I just can't stay away from it, and no matter how hard I try to order something else off their menu, the damn Green Mission works its charm on me every time.  It's sweet, loaded with greens, and is perfect for when I need a little something extra for lunch but nothing heavy.
How to make a green smoothie
How to make green juice
whole foods green smoothie
I've knocked off the Green Mission and started making at home.  Trust me, this saves you so much money.  The small smoothie size at Whole Foods is $6.  You can get all of these ingredients for around $6 and make one for you, your bestie, your boyfriend, his friend, his mom's friend, and their cousins.

What You'll Need:
  • 4 oz coconut water & 4 oz orange juice (I bought a Zico blend)
  • Kale (a handful)
  • Spinach (a handful)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Apple (as much as you'd like)
  • Frozen pineapple

There's no science, and this smoothie isn't rocket science.  Throw it all in your blender and blend to perfection.  Optional: Add a scoop of protein powder if you're making this after a workout, or if you just need to get your protein in.  I usually add some Organic Plant Based Protein if I make this for breakfast.
best green smoothie
ninja blender review
ninja blender review
I'm completely smitten with The Ninja.  This baby blends almost anything in seconds, and I love using the cups to-go when I'm in a rush in the mornings.

That's it!  Popeye would be proud, right?  Let me know if you try out this Green Mission at home and leave your favorite smoothie recipe below!
easy green smoothie recipe
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