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Orange Creamsicle Green Smoothie

Green smoothie from superstrength health

 

I have learned a lot about making green smoothies in my day. To create the best tasting health tonic possible you need to do a few things:

A) use enough liquid. I make it my business to always cover the blades of my blender to make it easier on the little guy to do what it needs to do.

B) liquid first, greens next, heavier stuff on top. The weight of bananas, avocados, citrus fruits etc. pushes down on the greens and makes the whole process easier. Trust me, it’s a thing.

C) Banana and/or avocado always. A smoothie without one (preferably both!) will be liquidy, grainy, or just all around underwhelming. Trust me on this one. Avocado really is king, and a frozen banana will make it even smoother than an unfrozen one.

D) CELERY. I know, it sounds weird, but you know how a pinch of salt offsets the sweetness of a baked good making it perfect? Celery’s natural saltiness does the exact same thing for a smoothie. That being said, you have to use a Blendtec or a Vitamix, or the celery strings will probably ruin your breakfast. If you can figure out how to buy one of the two of those, do it. Total game changer.

E) for extra satiation, be sure to include some add-ins, like a high quality protein powder and some chia seeds. I can’t get very far on fruit alone in the mornings, and the extra protein and fat really helps.

All this being said, this Orange creamsicle smoothie is the perfect blend of all the above tips. It’s not too sweet, but definitely not savory, incredibly smooth, and very filling. I have it for breakfast almost daily.

Orange Creamsicle Green Smoothie
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 leaves lacinato kale
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seed
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ medium avocado
  • 1 medium frozen banana (if you don't have a frozen banana, add 2 ice cubes.)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegan vanilla protein powder- Preferably Vega Sport for the best nutrition profile and taste.
Instructions
  1. Chop up your fruit and vegetables
  2. Put almond milk in the bottom of the blender, followed by the lacinato kale and chia seeds.
  3. Weight the leafy greens down with all the other stuff
  4. Turn blender on low and gradually increase, turning all the way up to high.
  5. Serve!

Orange Creamsicle Green Smoothie