I like to search the internet for recipes to make smoothies , try them, and tweak to my liking. I love getting all of the healthy benefits by drinking raw fruits and vegetables. I recently was looking for a recipe for a green smoothie. I wanted to find one that I could add spinach to or some other healthy greens. I stumbled upon one on the Vitamix website. It was a kale and pear smoothie. We have a Blendtec smoothie machine at our house and we love it. I highly recommend either a Vitamix or a Blendtec because they are commercial grade home smoothie machines. You will enjoy smoothies much more with a great blender.
• 4 ounces of water
• 1 banana fresh or frozen
• 1 cup of green grapes
• Half of a pear
• 1 orange peeled
• 1 cup of organic super greens or kale
• Half of an avocado
• 1 ½ scoops of vanilla protein powder of your choice
• 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
• 2 cups of ice
If you have a Blendtec machine just put the ingredients in the container and hit the smoothie button. In less than a minute you have a delicious healthy drink that my wife named the Green Monster. She says if you drink it you might be able to clear the Green Monster at Fenway Park!
The Green Monster makes me feel great, healthy and energized. Please let me know how you like it and share other recipes you enjoy.