The following article is being reproduced with permission of its author, Kate Towell. Kate is a holistic wellness counselor who supports individuals to create the balanced, vibrant life they imagine.
This weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the 2nd Annual Celebration of Food Festival. Thousands of people turned out to learn about the benefits of eating real, how to grow their own food, support local farmers and enjoy delicious samples! I was so impressed with the presenters, booths and attendees. I was thrilled to see so many people supporting and interested in the movement to create whole health with real foods.
At my booth we talked about Green Smoothie Basics. I enjoyed great conversations with folks at the festival about the powerful benefits of green smoothies and how drinking smoothies daily helped them to lose weight, increase energy and kick cravings. Everyone from teens to grandparents were telling me how much they loved making green smoothies.
I am happy to share with you my 5 simple steps to the perfect green smoothie, plus my current favorite green smoothie recipe. If you are new to smoothies try to keep the leafy greens to fruit ratio about 60/40. That’s 60 % greens to 40 % fruits. Enjoy your smoothie within 24 hrs of blending. If you are not going to drink it right away, Mason jars are a great way to store your smoothie. Most of all experiment and have fun!
- Pineapple Collard Green Goodness
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 3 big collard green leaves – removed from the stalk
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger – skin removed
- 1 tbs flax seeds
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- Add about 2 cups of coconut water
- Blend and enjoy
Wishing You Vibrant Wellness!