I wanted to thank you for all of your sweet emails and messages regarding my last post. It was nice to get it off of my chest. I have been contemplating sharing my story on here for a very long time and I am so glad I finally did. You guys are the best!
Anywhosers... I wanted to share what I have been having as an afternoon snack lately. I feel it is the perfect treat to have when those 2 o'clock or afternoon sugar cravings attack. This is what I humbly call: a green "juice/smoothie". I make it using my blender. So refreshing, sweet and delish!
It is so hard to make a green juice look presentable in pictures but, I assure you it is delicious.
Banana Almond Green Smoothie
a ripe banana ( or in my case, overly ripe)
1 cup of kale
1-2 stalks of celery (diced)
1/3 of a large cucumber (diced)
1 tbsp. of almond butter
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/8 tsp. of stevia extract
1 cup of ice
I also used (Optional:)
1 scoop of vanilla brown rice protein powder
1 scoop of chlorella or spirulina
You know how this goes! Dice your veggies and add them and the rest of your ingredients into a blender. Blend until you reach a consistency you like or until well blended.
Pour and enjoy!
This is a very simple recipe. I thought I would share it because well, I love it, and also because I know, not everyone owns a juicer. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate liquefied veggies into your diet without the use of a juicer.
I hope you give it a try!