As part of an overall quest to get healthier, I went to a holistic doctor for the first time last week, and part of my prescription is to eat greens daily. How awesome is that?
I’m also supposed to eat vegetables from the cabbage family every day. It was pretty cool to look down at my prescription and see “brussels sprouts.” But I’m a veggie lover, and I’ve been a fan of brussels sprouts since I was a kid, so maybe I’m just weird.
Anyway, I’m trying to incorporate more greens into my smoothies, and this yummy green smoothie with green grapes, baby kale and ginger was the result this morning. It’s very good, and tastes like something you’d pay at least $5 for at a juice bar. It’s easy, and much cheaper, to make at home. So, give it a try.
Green Goodness Chia Superfood Smoothie Recipe
- 1.5 cups green grapes
- 1 large banana
- 2 large handfuls of baby kale
- 1 T extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 cup of chia gel plus 1/4 cup water
- 1 T dry chia seeds
- 1, one-inch, pinkie-finger width piece of fresh ginger
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 T. honey, agave or sweetener of your choice
Throw all the ingredients into a Vitamix or other high-powered blender and blend on medium-high for about a minute.