Energy in a Cup: All Green Smoothie

After a week of these vibrant green drinks for breakfast, Carly DeFilippo can attest that they’re energy in a cup.
By Carly DeFilippo

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Energy in a Cup: All Green Smoothie
 
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The hype around health smoothies always made me suspicious, but after a week of these vibrant green drinks for breakfast, I can honestly attest that they're energy in a cup!
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ cucumber
  • 3 romaine leaves
  • 5 kale leaves (de-stemmed)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  • Lemon juice/lime juice/unfiltered apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Pour water into your blender.
  2. Finely chop and add to blender (one vegetable at a time) celery, cucumber, romaine, kale, avocado.
  3. Scoop out ripe avocado, blend into mixture.
  4. Add minced/chopped ginger and herbs to mixture.
  5. When you are ready to serve, add acidity to taste: either a healthy squeeze of lemon/lime juice, or - for an extra-healthy boost - a splash of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
Notes
Unless you have a very high-powered blender, like a Vitamix, make sure each vegetable is thoroughly blended into the water before adding the next. You can use a wooden spoon to pre-mix the rougher vegetables into pre-existing liquid in order to ease the process. You can vary the amount of water you use to fit your texture preferences - and/or you can make thicker smoothies for easier conservation, then add a bit of water and stir when you're ready to drink.
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