I recently invested in bulk Almonds in an attempt to use fresh, raw & unpasteurized ingredients. Today, I broke into my big bag of nuts and made a tasty batch of homemade almond milk! An amazing choice, it was like a liquid snack! Click here for the recipe!
After straining the pulp, I poured the almond milk back to the vitamix and added 3 pitted dates for a little sweetness, then into the mason jar…and an immediate glass for me!! 🙂
In the interest of health and happiness, I have decided to share my favorite green smoothie recipe with you! What makes it a favorite? I seem to want it everyday and it never gets old! That’s saying a lot, cause I usually like to mix it up (pardon the pun)!!
I use my trusty vitamin, but I’m pretty sure that this could be done in any blender, bullet, etc. option, but you may need to chop everything a bit more. I try to keep everything organic, but depending on your schedule and store options, I say do the best you can!
2 celery stalks, cut in half
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 Green Apple, Chopped
1 Full Cup Chopped Kale
1/2 Cup Frozen Peaches (or mango)
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
3/4 Cup Water
Optional: 1/4 Banana for a sweeter taste (but trust me, you don’t need more than that)
It should be a vibrant green, which I find is easier to consume that a dark green thing…… The Chia seeds are a great source of Omega-3 and provides these additional benefits. See why the people at Dr. Oz recommend adding Chia Seeds to a healthy diet.
To make sure that this recipe is gluten free, make sure that your Chia Seeds are not processed in a facility with wheat. I used Bob’s Red Mill, which is NOT gluten free. Be sure to read your labels & ENJOY!