I think very little is more polarizing than green smoothies. Unless you’re counting religion, politics, and the like, but in Smoothieland, the green smoothie is the winner. I like the idea of a green smoothie, but I hate tasting a blended salad. It’s awful and weird and reminds me of slime from “You Can’t Do That on Television.” Or the slime that came out of that giant nose on “Double Dare.” Am I the only one that remembers that? Probably.
Anyway, my green smoothie has to have enough chlorophyll to make it green and healthy, but enough fruit and friends to make it taste good. I came up with this one in my search to find a breakfast that actually keeps me full longer than 90 minutes and can get me through a hard workout in the morning.
To whip this one up, you’ll need a pretty solid blender (magic bullet does just fine).
Makes 2 servings:
One apple, chopped
2 kiwis (with skin on if your blender can handle it)
Handful of romaine leaves
Handful of spinach leaves
ice, enough to meet your exacting temperature and thickness standards
small handful of mint
1 vanilla bean, scraped (or a dash of vanilla extract)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
Blend, drink, and enjoy! Or, pour it into a bowl, sprinkle with granola or bee pollen, and eat like you would yogurt.