I love a good smoothie. A smoothie-start to the morning is always a good indicator for the day. I feel like I have reached some sort of success by drinking kale before 8am.
Do you remember the blender fight from Father of the Bride? The one where she’s ready to call off the wedding because Bryan, her fiancé, buys her a blender? One of my favorite lines is, “Why would I overreact, no one in my family overreacts!” God, I love that movie and I don’t know about you, but I can totally relate to the quote.
Everyone in our family enjoys these super green, super healthy morning shakes. What’s your favorite smoothie?
CKT Green Smoothie
serves 2-4, makes 2 3/4 cups
2/3 cup chopped kale (I use the organic Tuscan Kale from Trader Joe’s)
1 small banana (or 3/4 of a larger banana)
1 small gala apple (or 1/2 of a larger apple) – peeled and chopped
1/2 an avocado – chopped
1/2 – 3/4 cup ice
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup orange juice (I use the Trader Joe’s brand, Florida (not from concentrate) OJ)
Place in blender and combine until smooth. **Play around with the ingredients to find the right consistency for you.