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My Creamy Dreamy Green Smoothie

green smoothie

Yes, I do realize the name is kind of corny but I was really having trouble naming it! The name “Green Smoothie” seems so boring and not very appetizing so I wanted to give it some excitement. It might not be the greatest name ever, but it’s what I ended up with! … and besides, it is creamy and dreamy :)

I’ve been drinking green smoothies for well over a year now. I find they are filling, fast, and a good way to get all of your fruits and veggies in. However, I’m a bit picky about my smoothies – they have to be somewhat sweet and can’t have a strong veggie taste. I also don’t like cucumbers or celery, 2 very common ingredients in green smoothies.

I know some of you might be tempted to leave out to avocado but please don’t! It’s what gives the smoothie it’s creamy texture and since it’s only 1/4 of the avocado it only adds about 80 calories, is the healthy kind of fat, and is full of vitamin K which helps the blood clot properly. Also, if it’s not sweet enough for you add a peeled kiwi. I’m sure you’ll get hooked just liked me :)
My Creamy Dreamy Green Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 C Packed Kale or Baby Spinach
  • 1 Green Apple, Cored
  • 1 Kiwi, peeled (optional, or additional sweetener of choice)
  • ¼ C Chopped Pineapple or Pear (I use the kids pineapple fruit cups + juice)
  • ¼ Avocado, Diced
  • Juice of ½ a Lime
  • 3 or 4 Ice Cubes
  • 1 C Water, + More As Needed
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Drink and enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Yum that actually sounds really nice. I don’t mind celery in a juice or smoothie but definitely not a fan of drinking cucumber

  2. That does look dreamy! YUM I love green smoothies! I have it pinned and tweeted! Thanks for linking up at Gluten Free Fridays! Hope to see you this week for our giveaway!

  3. Rachel Page says:

    Thank you for creating such a gorgeous smoothie. I adore your recipe photos.

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