Green Smoothie

Healthy and tasty first drink of the day
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Smoothie
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Kale
  • 1/4 cup Mint leaves optional
  • 1 piece Apple tastes better if frozen
  • 1 Lemon juice squeeze without seeds
  • 5 Dates
  • 1 1/2 cup Cold Water
  • 1 tbsp Flax seed powder optional
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin seeds optional

Instructions

Rinse

  • Rinse all the leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables

Blend

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend

Savor!

    Notes

    This Green Smoothie will help you check off five boxes in Dr. Gregor's Daily Dozen checklist
    • Cruciferous vegetables (kale)
    • Greens (in chutney)
    • Fruit (apple)
    • Flax seeds
    • Beverages
    Learn more about Dr. Gregor's Daily Dozen here.
    Alternatives:
    The ideal ratio is 1/3 greens to 2/3 fruit. Substitute greens in this recipe for any combination of spinach, cilantro, celery green, spring onion greens, beetroot greens, bok choy, basil, carrot leaves, etc. Substitute apples for local seasonal fruit like peaches, plums, pears.  
    To freeze an apple, cut it in half and remove the seeds. Rub half a lemon on both sides of the apple to prevent oxidation (the apple turning brown). Place both halves of the apple in an air-tight container in the freezer.