Easy Green Apple Smoothie

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a simple recipe for making a killer green smoothie, without the added…CRAP!

Easy Green Apple Smoothie

Easy Green Apple Smoothie

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Can I take a second to rant about a pet peeve of mine? Mall smoothie stands. I LOATHE them. There you are, dead on your feet after scouring the sale racks in Anthropologie, Sephora, Nordstrom, and whatnot and you just want a cool, refreshing and light snack. You forgot to pack a little bite to eat in your purse (HELLO one must travel light to the mall), and you spot a smoothie booth. “Oh, a healthy snack”, you think.


Green Apple Smoothie

One sip later your scrunching your nose up in disbelief. That sugary thing just can’t be healthy. I love to indulge from time to time, but if I’m spending money on a healthy, produce-filled smoothie, I want it to have some nutritional value without the added sugar. You can’t tell what type of syrups or liquids they’re putting in those mystery cups and gosh knows what’s in the yogurt. (disclaimer: I’m sure not all mall stands are like this; I’m generalizing)

I guess my pet peeve lies in the imposter. Or the company trying to hoodwink us into thinking they have a rejuvenating product, but then we find that it’s filled with artificial ingredients after purchasing. I’m also saying that I use smoothies as vehicles to add extra nutritional content to my daily routine.

Green Smoothie

I’ve found that the combination of a frozen, very ripe, banana and nut milk makes for a very creamy and perfectly sweet creation. I now prefer my smoothies without dairy or yogurt. Fresh spinach also has the ability to adapt to its environment. You’re going to FREAK when I tell you how much spinach is in these guys, but I promise that it doesn’t taste like a salad. I’ll give you a few optional add-ins but this template is foolproof on its own.

Let’s get to it!

Banana & Spinach Smoothie

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (measurements below):

Ripe, frozen banana

Fresh spinach

Chia seeds

Flax seeds

Green apple

Almond milk (or nut milk of choice)

Optional: Life Equals Balance Shot, Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein or Protein Powder of Choice

Adding Balance to a Green Smoothie

 

Bone Broth Protein to a Smoothie

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds to a minute. If you don’t have a very high-powered blender, you may need to stop and start your blender a few times to scrape the sides often and help your blender by mixing the ingredients.  My blender is NOT high powered (think a $30 blender from Costco), and this does the trick for a thick smoothie likes this one.

If you’d like, add in a Balance Shot for additional fruits and veggies (one shot has 1/2 of your needed fruits and veggies for the day) or a scoop of protein powder. I love the Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein.

Protein Green Smoothie

Cheers!

xoxx,

Miss AK

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Banana Green Smoothie

Easy Green Apple Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Ripe, frozen banana
  • 2 cups Fresh spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Flax seeds
  • 1 Green apple, sliced
  • 1 cup Almond milk (or nut milk of choice)
  • Optional: 1 Life Equals Balance Shot or Protein Powder of Choice
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds to a minute. If you don't have a very high-powered blender, you may need to stop and start your blender a few times to scrape the sides often and help your blender by mixing the ingredients. My blender is NOT high powered (think a $30 blender from Costco), and this does the trick for a thick smoothie likes this one.
  2. If you'd like, add in a Balance Shot for additional fruits and veggies (one shot has ½ of your needed fruits and veggies for the day) or a scoop of protein powder. I love the Vanilla Bone Broth Protein by Ancient Nutrition. Cheers!

 

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6 Comments
  • jess larson | plays well with butter

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    gorge allie! i totally agree on those mall smoothies…actually about any food at the mall. if i’m gonna treat myself, you better believe i’m gonna TREAT myself!
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  • Kelly @ Eat the Gains

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    I can barely get smoothies out anymore because I know there are filled with way too much crap that I don’t want. Most of the time the almond milk they use is sweetened and that alone is so much sugar already!
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    • Miss AK

      Right?! If I want a treat, I’ll get a treat, but when I’m drinking a smoothie it’s usually because I need something nutritious fast!

  • Georgie @ The Home Cook's Kitchen

    Reply

    yum! you’ve totally built my ideal smoothie! I had a revelation smoothie this morning – I added cinnamon and tumeric *gasp* and it was amazing! pretty sure everyone on the bus was looking at me werid for having a green smoothie for breakfast!
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    • Miss AK

      Ohhhh that sounds life changing! And let ’em look, right?!

  • Helen

    Reply

    I couldn’t find measurements?? Did I miss it somewhere in the post?
    I’ve been tossing in a palmful of spinach in my mornings ( rushing out the door smoothie)
    Looks delicious!!!

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