Oh yes!  Pack that blender FULL, FULL, FULL of greens!  The taste isn’t really different and you are getting so much more nutritionally!  Think about it — you will get at least 4 servings of your fruits and veggies for the day!  Yesterday, I made a massive green smoothie.  And today I made another for my morning workout…but first, here is Friday’s smoothie:

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1/2 cup coconut water

3 cups kale

1 cup turnip greens

1 cup collard greens

1 cup mustard greens

1 cup spinach

1/2 cup blueberries

1 cup pineapple

1 banana

3 tbsp chia seed

First, I added all the greens – such a great assortment!  You can choose to mix a lot of greens in your smoothie or a different green each day for variety.  But, variety is important!  You want to switch it up a bit.

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After blending all of that up I added the fruit and chia.

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This smoothie, even with all of those greens, was still awfully sweet.  My first sip made me go – eeee, that’s sweet!

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I saved some of this for my husband (as I do every day).  But by the time he got home in the evening it was awfully thick (from the blueberries) but I thought…mmm…imagine freezing this in the summertime, it was the perfect consistency for a faux-ice-cream. If we could work on the colour, we’d be on to something!

Today, I made my smoothie first thing in the morning so I could have some extra energy for my workout.  There was no time for pictures, except the one afterwards of my almost finished smoothie.  This was 8 cups of greens (in total), mostly kale and a little spinach, banana, pineapple, coconut water and chia (yup, pretty close to yesterday’s smoothie).

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Tomorrow, I’m going to add some good fat to my smoothie – I can’t decide what yet…avocado, cod liver oil…only time will tell!!


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