Morning Kale Smoothie

Let’s talk about getting it right in 2015. Is anyone else on a health kick? Truthfully, I started my ‘healthier lifestyle’ around Christmas- but let’s be real, I think it’s easier to officially dedicate New Year’s Day as a clean slate, especially with holiday diets.

This health conscious road is one I’ve traveled often, however I think it’s safe to say I’ve been on a detour for the last year! So back on the road I go.

If you’re on the journey with me, this smoothie is for you. This is my go to smoothie in the mornings when time is not on my side.

Green Smoothie Recipe 1

If you aren’t used to drinking green, don’t let the color of this kale smoothie fool you- the pear and orange juice add bit of sweetness to the kale and spinach. I don’t like to waste ingredients on multiple servings of smoothie for one, so I blended mine with the single serving Ninja Blender cup. So this recipe is listed for a single serving- but if you know you’re going to want more or are serving more than one, just double the ingredients and blend in a larger blender.

Green Smoothie Recipe

Morning Kale Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of Kale, stems removed
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1/2 a pear, cubed with skins removed
  • 1/2 a large banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of orange juice (if you prefer all natural, use some freshly squeezed orange juice) (add more or less depending on the consistency you want.)

Instructions

  1. To make my smoothie well blended, I combined the orange juice, kale and spinach together first. Blend those ingredients for until well incorporated and smooth, about 30-45 seconds.
  2. Add in pear cubes and banana slices, blend for about another 45 seconds.
  3. Enjoy your smoothie in a to-go cup on your way to work, or in your own home!
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  • This smoothie sounds absolutely delicious! I have been trying different green smoothie recipes, and I think I found the best one yet!

    xo,
    Jessica
    http://www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

    • cassandramonroe

      I really love this one, and hope you do too! It’s a lot sweeter than normal veggie smoothies- definitely because of the orange juice and pear. But it’s so delicious! Thanks for reading, Jessica!

  • Yum that sounds really good! I LOVE making green smoothies with loads of kale and spinach. I’ll have to try this- Usually what I put in mine is yogurt, whey protein powder, a few handfuls of spinach or kale and some frozen fruit. Blended all together it makes for a tasty, thicker smoothie!

    ~Christine
    http://www.mapleandmint.com

    • cassandramonroe

      Yes! That is totally the power of smoothies- you can make different consistencies and flavors depending on the ingredients. Recipes are so fun to play with!

  • I’ve never made a green smoothie before but this one looks and sounds delicious! My hubby would probably like it too, he loves Naked Green Machine. I’ve been trying to make healthier choices so far in 2015 🙂 Just started making overnight oats for the first time and we’re trying to do Meatless Mondays. After all the holiday food binging, I just want my body to feel good!

    wispandwhim.blogspot.com

    • cassandramonroe

      Yes! If he likes Naked’s GM, he’ll totally like this one. Ah, you’re motivating me to make overnight oats again! I haven’t made any for like a year! I totally agree with you on the holiday food binging!

  • This is exactly what I need Cassandra! I’m starting this year in a healthy note, so I’ve been looking for smoothies recipes. I will try this 😉

    • cassandramonroe

      Great!! I might be adding a couple more, so stay tuned! Let me know how you like this smoothie 🙂

  • Gorgeous photos!!

    • cassandramonroe

      Thank you!!

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