Ok, all…so Ashley once again proves her awesome gardening skills and beyond! Have you ever made your own green powder for smoothies? I think we’re going to need to hear more about this!! Agree?? Be sure to stop by her blog and see what else she shares!
Hello again! Do you eat breakfast every morning? No really, honestly? If you’re like me, sometimes a morning meal is the last thing on my mind when starting our day. I’ll forget to munch and end up cranky in a few hours. Who wants that?? If you have five minutes, that’s all it takes to make one of these delicious smoothies that will pack a punch to up your nutrients for the day. Great start means great day
One of the most important (and nutrient rich) ingredients I use in this smoothie is this green powder. Eww, what is that? And why does it smell like rabbit food? That’s easy.
This wonderful green stuff is organic lettuce from our garden. Plus some kale and spinach from the market. I threw all these into the dehydrator after some thorough washing, and ta-da! They turn into crumply leaves you toss into a blender and store in a jar. This idea came about when we were really getting way too much lettuce coming in the house and couldn’t eat it all. I definitely didn’t want to waste it, so I tried dehydrating it. Four tablespoons of the powder equals a whole colander full of greens. Totally worth it. Especially since I’m not usually found on the couch burying my face in a bowl of lettuce. It totally helps get in a ton of necessary nutrients, and doesn’t mess with the sweet taste of the fruit.
Ready to make the smoothie? Here’s what you’ll do:
1 cup frozen blueberries
5-6 frozen large strawberries (hulled)
1 large banana
2 Tbsp dehydrated greens
2 cups vanilla almond milk
1. Put everything into the blender on high for about a minute. That’s it! Enjoy your nutritious breakfast If you’d like something that would hold you out a little while longer, you could add 1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal, and you will feel fuller. Also, I added some Qia cereal to the top as a garnish. I picked this up at Costco, and it has various seeds (chia, hemp, etc.) and such in it. Very healthy and very tasty! This recipe makes about 4 glasses, so bring some friends!
Hope y’all have a wonderful week!