Hi everyone! I hope you had a relaxing and fun 4th of July. I had a great day off. In the morning on the 4th my aunt Karen came over to hang out and show us her favorite smoothie!
Karen is one of the funnest people I know, and it made the day feel even more like a holiday with her over.
Karen owns a Vitamix, and has perfected a smoothie that is packed with vegetables. This recipe is a combination of one of the recipes that came in the booklet with the Vitamix, along with elements from her friend’s smoothie recipe as well as additions of her own.
I personally have a hard time eating vegetables, but I’m trying to eat more because I know there’s just so many benefits. Part of the fun of this drink is looking at all the ingredients going into it, and knowing they will be inside of you soon!
This smoothie was so good. It tasted fresh and healthy, and the texture was creamy and frothy. The surprise element is a bit of kick from the jalapenos – so good! If you don’t like heat you can leave that out, but we all loved it.
We also noticed that none of us particularly like vegetables, but we all loved this drink! If I had everything handy I would drink this every day to get my daily veggies.
Note: You can make this with a Vitamix, or a powerful blender. If you’re using a blender, just be sure to chop the ingredients into smaller chunks. Enjoy!
Karen’s Green Smoothie
Very loosely adapted from Vitamix
2 heaping spoonfuls of honey-flavored Greek yogurt
1 heaping spoonful of flaxseed meal
5 florets of broccoli
1 small/medium carrot
1 stalk of celery
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 large cucumber, peeled
1/8 of an onion (to taste)
4 leaves of kale
juice of 1/4 of a lime
jalapeno to taste (start small)
2 heaping spoonfuls of vanilla whey protein powder
4 large ice cubes
1/4 cup of water
Break apart or chop ingredients into medium chunks. Add ice cubes and water. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed. Enjoy!