This has become my go-to smoothie and I am not a smoothie person if you can believe it. For the most part I would rather have a salad or some fruit. On the other hand smoothies are great food-on-the-go and they are also filling and energizing. This recipe is the most pleasing to me even when I try other variations. I like it in the morning for breakfast or for lunch.
2 cups arugula (packed tightly) or substitute 1 handful of salad greens and 5 large kale leaves (stems removed and leaves torn up.)
Arugula is surprisingly good in smoothies. It is very bright in flavor and mild enough that the other flavors shine through. It is my favorite over kale and spinach.
1 ripe pear
1/2 banana (peeled and frozen)
1 tablespoon ground flax
1 tablespoon chia seeds
juice of half a lemon or orange
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons cashew butter
1 cup coconut or almond milk
purified water to desired consistency
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1 tsp hemp powder (optional)
- Blend together until smooth. Add more water or liquid as
- necessary to make a good consistency. Don’t make it too thick.