RECIPE: Basic Green Monster Smoothie

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"HEY GOOD LOOKIN'!  WHAT YA GOT COOKIN'...?"  Can anyone finish up the line from good 'ol Hank?!  Yes, no?? Leave it in the comments.  
So what's crackin' y'all??  Well today, we're gonna get our blend on!  Yep, that's right.  Last week I was all about my morning blend.  I've been getting a ton of love on my breakfast smoothies from my IG feed and decided it was about time that I OFFICIALLY shared my recipe here on 'le blog.
Today I wanted to share my basic green monster smoothie.  I am in LOVE with this smoothie because it is super quick and simple and I don't have to think about it.  I love using frozen fruits because I do not need to add in ice which ends up watering it down.  The bananas in the frozen fruit mix that I use help to make the smoothie "creamier" without the added dairy.  If I'm feeling a little jazzy, I'll add in extra fresh fruits or veggies I have in the fridge (such as kiwi, lime, ginger, chia seeds, flax seeds, etc.), however this is my base and go-to.
PS: I am a firm believer in using recipes as a guide and then putting your personal flair and taste preferences into your food, so please use this as a guide and a base and add in your own crazy goodness!! 
2 handfuls of frozen fruit (I use Target's tropical frozen fruit blend: peach, mango, pineapple and banana)
Spinach and or Kale
Agave or Honey

Add in your fruit to your blender.  Load up the rest of the blender with spinach/kale goodness.  Add in enough water so that the fruit doesn't get stuck while mixing (you'll figure out how much once you make enough of these - you can always adjust!).  Squeeze in a little (or a lot until you are used to the "green" taste) of honey or agave. BLEND BLEND BLEND.

Do you have a go-to breakfast smoothie?  What is in yours?

xoxo, Aukele
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  1. Mmmm, I love a good green smoothie and yours looks delish!! I recently started using Agave and like it more than I thought I would! PS: How do you get your pictures white-backgrounded like that?! I see everyone format them as so and LOVE it!

  2. Hehe! Yeah agave is pretty good. I like to use it as syrup for those two ingredient pancakes as well (2 eggs, 1 banana). Anyway - I use different things for a white background. Sometimes I just use a paper towel and good light. Lately (these pictures included) I used the top of my washing machine!!!! Crazy things bloggers come up with for picture taking. This actually would be an interesting post. The secret life of blog photography... behind the scenes of blog photography!!!

  3. Oh and filters go a LONG way!! My favorite is Pic Tap Go. It really helps my food photography... MAJOR RAGER!

  4. This looks delicious! I have generally have a green smoothie every morning for breakfast. I start with almond milk, celery and cucumber. I add in whatever fruit is in the house (usually an apple and a banana since oranges tend to overpower the smoothie and I'll use berries during summer) and then I shove in a bunch of spinach, kale and romaine to top it off. My dad makes them too and lately he's been putting beet greens in them... I'm not sure how I feel about them yet. I stay away from mustard greens. We used them once and it was bad! I love it when I find pea shoots. A little goes a long way but they add a nice flavor.

  5. Thats interesting. I will keep in consideration when I try to jazz up my smoothie!! I've been wanting to add in beets (purely for the color effect). I wonder if there is a difference in nutrients with fresh and canned beets??


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