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Good Morning!  (or afternoon or evening)  It's a new year.  You know that...I hope.

Many of us have resolved to live healthier, cleaner, greener.  I'm not real sure what that involves for each of you but this green smoothie fits the bill for me.  Last year, I posted my favorite weight loss breakfast that helped me lose 15 lbs and counting.  So this year, I've resolved to adopt another healthy recipe from Lesley   Yep, the infamous green smoothie.  Please don't be afraid.

My smoothies are fun...and yummy...and filling!  (Thanks Lesley for convincing me to take the plunge.)

I made a few adjustments and notes to the recipe and feel free to adjust to your own liking too. That's part of the awesomeness of smoothies.  You can get a little creative with it.


1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup orange juice
1 green apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 banana
1 inch ginger, peeled and diced
3 dates, pitted and chopped
1 stalk kale, stems removed
1 cup ice

How to:

Blend ingredients, beginning with juices.  Mix well, pour into a tall glass and garnish with a silly straw.  That last part is absolutely necessary.

A time saving tip: Prepare the ingredients the night before and be ready to go in the morning!

Happy Monday y'all!


  1. I'm a big fan of the "Green Monster"
    - 1 banana, 1 cup almond milk, handful of spinach leaves, crushed ice, 1/2 apple, and chia seeds.

    Greeny goodness!

  2. beautiful! so glad that you like it. i'm sure the oj is super tasty. thanks for sharing the recipe amy!

  3. I've got so into smoothies as of late ... adding this to my recipe list!

  4. Are you juicing these...or putting them through a blender/processor?

  5. Yes! I just through it in blender and let it go. It helps to chop stuff first though.

  6. Looks very tasty!!! I need this in my life....tomorrow.

  7. here and couldn't be happier to have found you! Have been so into this type of drink (only for the past few weeks...) dying to try this one now...thanks for sharing, will be back for more!:)

  8. I've been on a kale kick lately--I'll have to try this!