Updated: Feb 4
I remember the days I felt like I had to drink green smoothies to be "healthy". Now as an intuitive eater, I get to drink them because I enjoy them.
Before we get to the recipe, let's get something clear.
There's two ways to make a green smoothie:
1. Because you feel like you should - and they usually don’t end up tasting very good.
2. Because you want to, you actually enjoy them, you love how they taste and how they make you feel.
Green smoothies seem to have been kidnapped by diet culture, and we’re reclaiming them. Because they make us smile, and that’s enough for us.
Disclaimer: If you can’t stand green smoothies, don’t drink them! Always check-in with your honest thoughts and feelings around food choices, and try to make them from a place of love for yourself. This is being guided by your intuition, and not by diet culture.
Green Ginger Smoothie
Prep time: 4 minutes
1 medium frozen banana
1 cup frozen mango
1 inch cube of fresh ginger
Juice of 1 lemon
2 large handfuls of kale (or 2-3 full stalks)
2 cups water
Scoop of unflavored protein - Vital Protein Collagen works best here (optional)
1 tsp flax/chia/hemp seeds - or all three! (optional)
In blender, add frozen banana, mango, ginger, lemon juice and kale.
Optional: add protein powder and flax/chia/hemp seeds, or any other smoothie favorites
Add 2 cups of cold water (or enough water to cover all contents).
BLEND, BLEND, BLEND!
Enjoy within 1 hour of blending for best consistency and flavor
Buy extra bananas! Wait until they're perfectly ripe, half them and put in a ziplock bag in the freezer. This takes the creaminess of a smoothie to a whole new level of yum!