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Friday, March 15, 2013

The Shamrock Special

Top of the (healthy) morning to you! I hope your Irish (or Irish for the weekend) eyes are smiling. And if they aren't yet, they will be after this drink.
Kale is somewhat of an acquired taste, I was not a fan at first, but now I often crave it. So if at first you too are not a fan, give it time and more tastings and before long you will be toasting your health with this greenalicious smoothie...

The Shamrock Special (serves two):

  • Half of a banana
  • One peeled orange, cut in half
  • 1 Tbsp. Flaxseed (I used golden roasted flax here, but you can use regular- both work great)
  • 2 Pineapple slices (I topped this with frozen pineapple as well so if you do not have any fresh pineapple on hand, you can just throw in a few extra frozen pieces)
  • 5 cups of Kale (I used rainbow kale here but regular kale will absolutely work wonderfully too)
  • 1/4 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup of water
Put the ingredients in the order listed into your vitamix or blender. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached (feel free to add more water if it is too thick for your liking). 


You can find the gratifying ingredients at your local health store, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.


Yum...
Beautiful glassware once again provided by Courtney Cochrane (she really outdid herself this past Christmas; not that I'm complaining).
The eyes have a great role on the mind. Make them smile by serving it in a lovely way.

Cheers to you and have the sweetest and greenest St. Patrick's day (this also works well to help recover the morning after your St. Patty's shenanigans)...





1 comment:

  1. You have me absolutely ADDICTED to green smoothies these days - so fun, healthy, yummy and easy! I'm still trying to convince my roomie / mommy to partake... :)

    Thanks again for the sweet shoutouts - making Christmas gifts was so fun and it makes me so happy to see them put to good use!

    xo,
    Courtney

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