Monday, September 29, 2008

Collard green smoothie

I recommend this only for advanced green smoothie drinkers. For newbies, substitute spinach and/or baby romaine for the collard greens and kale. Or try this one.

3-4 large collard green stalks
a couple of kale leaves and/or spinach if you want.
1 banana
a bag of frozen berries
1 cup orange juice or other juice
2 Tbsps ground flaxseeds (optional)
1-2 Tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds (optional)
any ripe fruit you want to throw in (optional)
1-3 tsp of lemon juice

Blend the seeds and juice. Rip the greens off the stalks and blend them. add the bananas and berries and blend some more. If you need more liquid, add some water or juice or non-dairy milk. This makes 2-3 servings depending on how much extra fruit or greens you add (more than a quart). The lemon juice is good for taking out the bitter taste of the greens but don't put in too much or it gets too lemony. When starting out, use smaller amounts of greens. Over time, you start liking it more and more and add more and more.

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