Thursday, September 12, 2013

Orange Ginger Green Smoothie

I admit, while I know what constitutes a healthy and balanced meal, I don't always take the time to execute on that.  Enter the green smoothie.  It's my way of throwing a little extra nutrition into a meal, trying to add a little healthy balance.

Typically our green smoothies are random, based on what is in the fridge.  The kids refer to them as 'kitchen sink smoothies', meaning Mom will put in anything except the kitchen sink!

Today was particularly yummy, so I thought I would share.  To give you inspiration to create your own.

Orange Ginger Green Smoothie

1-2 c Deep Green Power Blend (baby kale, chard, and spinach)
1 c Good Karma vanilla flax milk+protein (or non-dairy milk of choice)
2 small oranges, peeled and seeds removed
1/2 c frozen pineapple
4 frozen peach slices
1/2 inch peeled ginger

Place oranges in blender.  Top with greens, frozen fruit, ginger, and milk.  Blend on high until desired consistency is reached.  Enjoy while still cold for best flavor and texture.

(All amounts are estimates of what I actually used, feel free to alter these to suit your tastes.)

Carefully made this recipe is nut-free, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, sugar free, and delicious.

What are your favorite ways to round out the nutrition in fast meals?  What is your favorite smoothie combination?  Let me know!

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