What do you get when you put all of these ingredients into a blender? Deliciousness, my friends. Pure deliciousness. The fact that it’s an actual hearty green smoothie makes it even better, because unlike the situation I find myself in with many green smoothies, I don’t find myself ready to chew off my own arm an hour after drinking this one.
I apologize for being MIA for so long! Unfortunately work has been testing my stamina lately and I haven’t had much energy for a whole lot outside of work. I’ve missed my edible creative projects and interacting with you fine folks on the interwebs, so there will be very regular posts for the next few months.Let’s talk about the magic that is avocado. You’re reading a gluten-free and vegan blog, so I’m preaching to choir here, but bestill my heart when I open a perfectly ripe avocado. Does the fact that nature just makes these flabbergast anybody else? I recently visited my first avocado orchard and was speechless. Because why? Because, dudes, nature provides (and so does irrigation technology – California has had a real mess of a growing season).
Anyway, here’s what you need:1 frozen banana
2 cups of spinach
1/3 of a cucumber, chopped
1/3 of a zucchini, chopped
1/4-1/2 avocado, depending on how thick you want your smoothie to be and how many you’re serving (I usually do 1/4 if it’s just for me)
1 scoop protein powder (totally option, but I use Sun Warrior Vegan Protein)
2 cups apple juice (more or less depending both on how thick and how sweet you like things)
A couple of ice cubes if you’re banana’s not frozen
Ready, set, BLEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sure, it looks a little like the slime from “You Can’t Do That on Television!” Ignore that.
Now drink up that sweet, sweet chlorophyll. 🙂 Enjoy, friends!