One of the hardest things about eating gluten free is finding something besides eggs to eat for breakfast. I love eggs as much as anyone can possibly love eggs, but even I don’t want to eat them every. single. morning. Besides, some days I want to eat them for lunch! (Love me some egg salad.)
My other go-to breakfast staple is a smoothie. I showed you last year how I make my yummy chocolate banana smoothie, but lately I’ve been wanting to figure out a recipe for a green smoothie. I’m all for sneaking veggies into my diet, and I figure if they’re raw, that’s even better, right??
Last week when my family was in town, my brother-in-law showed me how he makes his green smoothie, or, as they affectionately call it in his house, the Banana Nasty. Yeah, the kids aren’t really into it, as you might imagine. Unfortunately my kids didn’t like it either, but I do, and it’s a great way to fill up in the mornings AND fit in some more veggies.
Green Smoothie Recipe
All you do is throw a half a pear, a half an apple (I throw it all in – core, stem, seeds and all!), 1 frozen banana, 1 collard green leaf, and 1 kale leaf into a blender with about a cup of water. (Organic is best, although I don’t worry about the bananas so much.)
And blend and blend and blend . . . depending on the strength of your blender, of course. The smoother the better so don’t be afraid to let it whirl for a minute or two. I just have a regular ol’ blender with two speeds, and it worked okay. I hear that the Vitamix* is awesome, though. I may have to add that to my Christmas wish list next year, if I continue to make smoothies often.
This is what you get:
Yes, it makes a lot more than that. That is just all I had left when I realized I had forgotten to take a picture! D’oh!
It really is tasty, and if you don’t mind a bit of texture, you’re probably gonna like it.
Do you have a tried and true smoothie recipe that your family enjoys? SHARE!!