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Garden Fresh Smoothie

By now your garden should be in full production and your neighbors are probably sick of all the squash and tomatoes you have been sharing. I guess that’s what it really is all about…

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My wife and I enjoy eating our produce fresh from the garden, we either cook them or eat them raw in salads. But, one of our favorite things to do with our fresh veggies is make smoothies. We purchased a small family sized blender a few years ago and started making smoothies at least once a day.

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There are hundreds of recipes out there for smoothies and I have a few that I really like. The following recipe is one of my favorites:

Take a few kale or swiss chard leaves (remove stalk) and place them in your blender with a cup of almond or coconut milk. Sometimes, I even add coconut water to the blender as well. Then add the following.

  • 1/4 of a banana
  • 1/4 of an apple
  • Fresh or frozen fruit (such as blueberries, strawberries or peaches, etc.)
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. of honey
  • 1 Tbsp. of protein powder

Blend until smooth. The smoothie should be as thick as a milkshake, but if it is too thick, I add more coconut water or almond milk until it is the right consistency.

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The great thing about smoothies is that they give you another way to eat fresh fruits and veggies. They are also nutritious, easy to make, and are easy to digest.

If you haven’t tried a fresh smoothie yet, try my recipe today!