This is my favorite green smoothie! It’s the perfect drink any morning, especially if you’re feeling run down. It’s also a great pick me up in the afternoon. You might be afraid to drink something this green, but I promise it’s super delicious, sweet and creamy. Best of all it’s packed with nutrients that make you feel great.
The fruit and veggies are filled with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. You also get a good dose of healthy fats from the avocado and protein from the nuts. Leafy greens are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are believed to do everything from lower the risk of certain cancers to help prevent signs of aging. It’s pretty much a good deed in a cup, so I guess you can check that off your list today. 😉 I like to sprinkle my smoothies with a little of the superfoods maca powder and chia seeds before serving for extra nutrients and a little crunch, but it’s completely optional. Enjoy! xJacq
Ingredients: 2 servings
1/4 cup raw almonds, soaked* 1 Frozen Banana 2-3 Dates 1 peeled Valencia Orange 1/3 cup almond milk 1/2 Avocado A handful of Parsley 2 large leaves each Kale, Swiss Chard and Romaine Lettuce Maca Powder and Chia Seeds for topping (Optional)
Blend all except the last (optional) ingredients along with 4 ice cubes in a high-speed blender. Serve immediately with a little sprinkle of maca powder and chia seeds on top if using. Keep leftovers in a jar with a lid. Refrigerate if you’ll be drinking it the next day, otherwise keep it in the freezer and let it thaw a bit before drinking.
*Soaking nuts makes them easier for your body to digest and absorb nutrients from. Cover nuts in warm water and soak for 4 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse. Alternatively you can boil them for 5-10 minutes which does not have the same nutritional benefits, but will make them easier to blend so you don’t damage your blender.