We bought a Blendtec (a high-speed blender) two years ago and we haven’t looked back. It was such a worthwhile purchase for us; it’s paid for itself many times over.
We run that baby at least 4 times a day, if not more. It’s an amazing machine that makes soups, sauces, spreads, and smoothies of course! What I love about my Blendtec is the nutrition you can pack into it. In a matter of seconds, it transforms into liquid gold!
We make a lot of smoothies and normally I just throw a random combination of fruits, veggies, and super-foods into the blender, and voila, I have my breakfast. Lately though, I’ve been craving greens so I thought it would be fun to create a true green smoothie. Most of the time my smoothies are a purple-meets-swamp shade. But not this one.
It’s so pretty. If you’re not used to drinking green smoothies, I always suggest starting with a little bit of apple cider (or regular juice if that’s what’s in your fridge), and spinach. It’s pretty tasteless in a smoothie. So feel free to play with this recipe a little so it makes your cells and your taste-buds sing. That way, you’ll definitely come back for more!
We go through a lot of avocados in our house – they’re perfect when you need a recipe to be creamy, but can’t use dairy. They’re a great source of fat, so they can leave you feeling full, longer. This kind of shake usually fills me up until lunchtime.
Creamy Kiwi and Avocado Green Smoothie
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 2 organic kiwi, washed and partially peeled
- ½ ripe avocado, pitted
- ¾ of a frozen banana
- 2 stalks celery, washed and chopped
- ¼ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ tablespoon ground chia (I used Mila)
- 1 handful kale, washed and chopped
1. Combine all the ingredients in your blender and blend until it reaches desired consistency. Add more liquid if desired.
2. Chill until read to serve.
Note: A high-speed blender is not required, but it will blend the greens so you don’t even know they’re there.