Magic Green Smoothie

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Need more greens in your life? Whew, me too sister! Here’s my go-to (as in, every single morning) green smoothie recipe. It ain’t fancy, but it’s a quick and easy way to get my Pop Eye on and start my day off on the right foot.

1 hefty handful of organic spinach
1/2 green apple, chunked
1/2 lemon (peeled) or 1-2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp organic ground flaxseed
1/2 - 1tsp spirulina
1/2 scoop vegan protein powder
4-5 ice cubes
8oz+ water

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I use a Magic Bullet Blender and it is perfect. Easy cleanup and simple to use. I like to let the ice sit in the water for 5-10 minutes to soften up so it’s not quite so icy, just super cold. Mmmm.

If you have some frozen blueberries, throw a few in there, too! You can’t really go wrong. Just keep the sugar to a minimum… and by sugar I mean extra fruit.

Notice that I use water as my liquid. I see a lot of smoothie recipes using almond or another type of “milk”. Look, I’m all for a dairy alternative. That’s what we use in our home, too. But just because it’s not dairy doesn’t mean it’s healthy. There’s a lot more to these fake milks than just almonds and water... fillers, flavors, thickeners, etc. Unless you’re making it at home, please minimize the use of these store bought milk alternatives.

Be warned: This will not taste like a fruity smoothie from Starbucks. It tastes pretty darn good and it’s full of protein and micro-nutrients. Stick with it and you will get used to it. Cheers!

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