I have made a lot of smoothies. I drink at least one, usually two, and often three, everyday and I have been doing that for years. I plan to continue doin’ it for the rest of my life. I have written an entire cookbook on smoothies (it’s coming out in December and you can pre-order it here). Let’s just say I know a thing or two about them; including making their textures, flavours and colours the most appealing possible.
So – in my opinion anyways – I think there is some significance of my calling a smoothie “my favourite,” because I have never really had a favourite one before. I make a different smoothie everyday because I am always excited to move onto the next recipe idea, enjoy it, and keep on with that delicious, diverse cycle. However, after I made this smoothie for the first time a few days ago, I have been making it everyday since. It just seems like THE PERFECT SMOOTHIE. I cannot imagine it being improved upon. And so due to my deep and ever-growing adoration of this drink, I thought it wise and practical to share with you. Please make the recipe and let me know your thoughts.
Basically what we have got is apple/ginger/kale JUICE blended with frozen bananas, resulting in a creamy, cool, sexy green beverage that is basically irresistible to all humans (and probably many other species). Yeah, we are using fresh green juice for the liquid instead of water or nut milk! CUZ WE’RE CRAZY LIKE THAT. It’s almost like a green juice milkshake. Note: to some of you that might make it a huge turn off but personally the thought of a green juice milkshake gets my mouth wet. The benefits of greens are hopefully known to you, they are nature’s #1 super food in terms of nutrient density. Juicing them improves their absorption and wickets the nutrient assimilation process. Apple juice is just the bomb and apparently keeps cancer away. And when you blend anything with frozen bananas, you find heaven. What you are making is a potent, yummalicious, beautiful masterpiece that will let you live to be like 123 years old AND enjoy doing it because you get to drink THIS every morning. Seriously, I want you all to make this smoothie just so I can hear about how much you like it. Also: I love you.
GREEN SMOOTHIE with APPLE-KALE JUICE + BANANAS
4 cups kale leaves (or other dark leafy greens)
1 tablespoon chunk ginger root
3 frozen bananas
Juice the apples, ginger and greens then pour that juice into a blender container with the bananas. Blend everything until smooth, green, thick and frothy. YES.
Note: I recommend cleaning your juicer and blender right after you use them so you don’t have to deal with that once you have your drink ready. The last thing I wanna do when I have just poured a glass full of delicious smoothie is remember I have to clean; it makes it less enjoyable. Maybe that’s just me though.