Lime Refresher Green Smoothie

Lime Refresher Green SmoothieMiss G and I continue to start most of our days with a big green smoothie each, and I must say, we’re loving it.  It’s become a morning routine for us… Grae retrieves the blender and fresh produce, I grab the freezer ingredients and chop things up, she puts everything into the blender, and together we enjoy our mason jars of green goodness.  

I really shouldn’t even say this, but we’ve managed to make it through the season of sickness, with friends and playmates all around us dealing with endless bouts of flu and colds, without getting sick once (*knock on wood*).  And I have to say, I think these vitamin/nutrient-packed immune boosters may just have had something to do with it. 

Here’s our newest favourite…

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Lime Refresher Green Smoothie

  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 an apple
  • 1/2 a pear
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mango
  • 1 large lime, peeled
  • 3 stalks of kale, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 – 1.5 cups of cold water, depending on desired consistency

Blend on low until everything is combined, then blend on high for an additional 45 seconds.  Serves two (plus a wee one if you’re willing to share a little).



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6 thoughts on “Lime Refresher Green Smoothie

  1. Brooke says:

    These look delclious. What kind of blender do you have? Is it super fancy or just a regular kitchen aid model? I’m afraid mine would die if I blenderized kale…

    • jkossowan says:

      Hey Brooke! I dream of having one of those fancy ones that will pulverize anything in their path, but no… I just have a regular cheapo Braun one. If you’re worried about yours dying on you, I’d try blending just the water and kale first (maybe one stalk at a time), get that nice and smooth, and then add the other ingredients. I think it should be fine, but I can’t make any promises. 😉

  2. Joi Airashii says:

    Wow, i cannot wait to try this! Is spinach instead of kale possible? Or does that ruin it? I have trouble finding kale sometimes for a good price where i live, thats why i ask 🙂

    • jkossowan says:

      Hi Joi! Yes, using spinach will work just as well! I do find that if I overdo the spinach the smoothie sometimes starts to take on a “green” taste, but a couple of big handfuls is normally just fine. I’ve also tried using swiss chard and baby bok choy – both worked well! 🙂

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