Have you ever gone to make a dinner, a smoothie, or even a batch of soap, and you realize you’re missing a key ingredient? Stress ensues however, on rare occasions, you end up creating something fantastic?! Well, this morning that very set of circumstances happened whilst making my daily green smoothie! Lately, I’ve been engrossed in my new cookbook Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr. I’ve been whipping up fresh juices and green smoothies daily, and I’ve become quite addicted!
So you can imagine my horror this morning when I ran to my fridge and plugged in my blender only to remember I didn’t go grocery shopping as planned! I was lacking major ingredients to some of my fav recipes! Eeek! What’s a green-smoothie lovin’ girl to do??? What any resourceful veggie-addict would do….I just started throwing things in my blender! After you’ve made a few green smoothies, you start to see a pattern. Leafy greens + frozen fruit + liquid + (optional) healthy fat like almond butter, avocado, etc…I decided to take my chances on what I had readily available of those categories. Well, kiddos, it WORKED, much to my surprise! I made a delicious green creation that I wanted to share with you!
Accidentally Delicious Green Sunday Mornin’ Smoothie
Makes enough for two smoothies. *Adapted from just about every green smoothie recipe ever.
1 fistful baby spinach (stems removed below leafy section)
1 large kale leaf, steam removed below leafy section (or 2 small leaves)
1/2 navel orange (peeled)
1 1/2 frozen bananas
2 cups almond milk
1/4 cup coconut water
1-2 tablespoons agave
3-5 ice cubes
Add all ingredients except the ice cubes into a blender. Blend on medium speed until everything starts to come together nicely. Turn the speed up to high and slowly add ice cubes one at a time until the smoothie is cold and a nice,creamy consistency. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
I have to tell you, I was so tickled this smoothie worked out I spent the rest of the morning humming “accidentally in love” by the Counting Crows…ha! =)
We hope you had a wonderful weekend! Stay square, and healthy, and shop Soap4Squares!