{Not green, green smoothie}

If you’re interested in jumping on the green smoothie bandwagon, but can’t get over the green appearance, I may have a solution for you.

But first, here are a few reasons why I think juicing is awesome:

  • It’s a great way to add nutrients to your overall diet.
  • It’s a great way to consume fruits and veggies you wouldn’t normally eat.
  • It’s a great way to get rid of produce that might otherwise spoil.

Let’s get juiced up….

You’ll need:

  • A handful of your favorite green (I use spinach, but you can use kale, swiss chard, collard greens, etc.) I prefer spinach when trying to mask the “green” flavor. Spinach is also very soft compared to kale, so I find it easiest to blend.
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 4-5 Louisiana strawberries washed, but you can leave the stems on (Strawberries are in season now! Shop local)
  • 1 tablespoon organic flax seed or chia seeds
  • the juice from 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 14 ounces of water

Add all the ingredients into a blender layered in the order listed (I use a NurtiBullet, but this can be done in any blender). Add water. Blend for 45 seconds.

Your drink should look like this:

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Although I think juicing is awesome, I in no way shape or form would EVER promote “juicing” as someones primary source of calories and/or a juice cleanse.

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