Perfect Easy Green Smoothie

This is a really nice and easy way to get your greens.

Fill your blender or Nutri Bullet in this order

8oz oz of plain Nut or Seed Milk- (home made almond Milk recipe below)* If you do not have nut or seed milk you can sub water.  I add coconut oil when I do that to make it creamier

I small handful of ice

1 large hand full of Baby Spinach.  Baby spinach can spoil quickly so I usually buy it fresh and then put it straight in my freezer so I always have it for smoothies.  Spinach is one of my favorite greens to use because it adds a bit of thickness, is easy to blend and doesn't have a strong taste in smoothies.  Of course, spinach is high in fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron,magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.

1 small grab of green swiss chard- You can freeze this as well.  I tend to go light with chard as it can be a bit bitter for some people.  

1/2 - 1  Full frozen banana (  Frozen bananas will give you a better texture for your smoothies.  Take ripe bananas thinly slice them and keep in your freezer, so you have them available for smoothies.  This is also a good way to keep from wasting over ripe bananas. Ripe bananas and fruits in general are more easily digested than unripe).

1/4 of an avocado or a table spoon of coconut oil or butter -(these help to give it a nice creamy texture and load with with great sources of fat)

Fun options or add ins:

*optional 1 teaspoon of cacao powder

*optional 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 

*adaptogens or protein powders are good as well

Blend for  about 1 minute, until smooth.  The more you blend the less thick it will be.  If you don't like a thicker smoothie, use less avocado.

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