Paradise Green Smoothie

Drink Your Greens

No matter how many times you’ve heard it before, it’s the first thing you skip when life gets hectic. And for what seems like a good reason: greens often feel boring. They don’t taste like much if not well-seasoned, they take time to prepare, and it’s always a fight to have your kids even try them… WRONG! Not only are Greens are awesome for you, they can make up easy-to-prepare delicious snacks and meals and fill you up while adding fiber and vitamins to your diet.

If you want your belly to feel awesome, you have to feed it with its share of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and other awesome foods. And greens are the perfect ingredients! Their ratio nutrients vs. calories is huge, and incorporating them in your diet can help you reach “Gut Paradise” while maintaining a trim waistline.

Paradise Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 cups kale leaves
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 4 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lime fresh lime juice

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Divide into glasses and enjoy!

Additional Info

Green smoothies taste different than your regular smoothies. You might need some time to get used to that new flavor. Adding some cucumber to the recipe could help your taste buds… And it will be worth it!

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