Servings:  4

Ingredients per blender:

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 fresh or frozen banana

½ apple

½ cup raw almonds  (sliced or whole)

*** Option to substitute 4 TBSP almond butter

2 TBSP coconut oil

1 large handful of spinach (fill to the top of blender)

4 pieces of kale

Fill blender with water to cover ingredients

Optional Extras

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or chopped ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons of raw, local honey (for a less tart smoothie)
  • 2 sprigs of parsley

Other Options

  • Substitute other berries.  Try black or raspberries
  • Substitute other greens for the spinach.  Try chard or kale.
  • Substitute other raw nuts (if you have a strong blender) or nut butters.  Try cashew, walnuts, or peanuts, for example.
  • Substitute other fruits.  Try apples or pears with ginger and cinnamon for a fall smoothie.
  • Add protein powder:  hemp, rice, or pea protein can be good options. This is a more processed form of getting extra protein, so check the label and avoid any extra additives. Avoid whey protein if you have a dairy sensitivity.

Add water if the smoothie is too thick. Add ice if you want a frozen smoothie. Enjoy this smoothie everyday for breakfast or lunch!