Green Spring Smoothie


It's spring!  I am so ready for these longer, warmer days, more outdoor adventures and lots of fresh greens.  Here's a smoothie I've been doing almost daily.  Full disclosure it is a little more intense than a green juice, BUT it contains all the fiber of each ingredient making it super beneficial for digestion, elimination and overall radiance.  

The beauty of this smoothy is that you can substitute different greens and fruits depending on what you have or what you like.  It's also quite good with ripe pineapple or mango.  I am using dandelion greens right now because they are in season, purify the blood, and provide a large amount of Vitamin K, Vitamin A and much more.  They are quite bitter though, so you may want to add more banana or forego completely for more romaine.

This recipe is for about 3 servings.  Put a couple in Mason jars in the fridge and have a quick morning pick me up on hand.

2 cups kale
2 cups spinach
1 cup dandelion greens
1 cup romaine
1/2 apple
1/2 pear
1/2 banana
1/2 lime (squeezed in)
1 - 2 cups water

Cram everything into your blender (works best with a high powered blender), pour in water, pulse until everything is just blended and then blend on high until smooth and creamy.