Recently we started ordering a small box of veggies from our local farmer. The soil where they are grown is fertilized and nourished naturally with no synthetic fertilizers or artificial components. I am loving it! Every Wednesday we get our shipment (along with natural meat products) and it includes tons of greens (kale, spinach, swiss chard, bok choy, micro-greens, lettuce, etc). I think this is an amazing way to take your health and your family’s health into your own hands.
Since I am a busy Mom like many of you I don’t always have the time to chop up a salad and spend forever crunching away at it, SO I like to sometimes just make a green smoothie in the morning to get those greens in quickly, and honestly I feel better when I do it. (Most likely because of all of the great vitamins and minerals contained in those dark leafy greens). We also get a large amount of greens in our shipment so it is a great way to use them up.
HOWEVER, sipping on kale I understand is probably not the most appetizing idea you think of in the morning….or any time of day for that matter 😉 But this green smoothie has been a simple go-to lately for me because it really doesn’t taste like “I AM NOW DRINKING A BIG CUP OF KALE.” Yum?
I find that the banana and lemon really cut that “green” taste. You can use any green you like….experiment a bit as each green has a different taste…some stronger than others. There are only a few ingredients to throw together in no time.
1 large handful of kale (or other green of your choice)
Juice of one lemon
Small handful of frozen mango (you can try frozen berries, however you will get a gross brown colour that may make it less appetizing) 😉
Water (to desired consistency)
Blend on high until all ingredients are very well combined (no chunks allowed, because well that’s just gross).