It tastes like coconut banana orange goodness…
…and it’s full of good things that will keep you going all day!
I want to eat a healthy breakfast. I really do. But then I wake up and get busy. And then I stop and have my morning coffee. And then I ususally get really stuck into a project. And, suddenly it’s 11:33 and…. shouldn’t I just skip breakfast all together and start lunch? (Hangs head in shame.)
The smoothie recipe I’m sharing with you today is a I-can’t-cope-with-making-breakfast solution. It’s jam-packed with nutrition and leafy goodness.
Oh yeah- it tastes really yummy too. Like banana-coconut-orange goodness. (With some pear and apple and spinach and kale thrown in too.)
So, here’s the plan: Get all your ingredients ready the night before. (This should take about 90 seconds. Really.) Wash your kale and de-stem it. Get your blender out and put it on the counter. After you stumble out of bed in the morning, throw everything in the blender. Blend it. Drink it. Easy peasy, right? And you’ll feel so much better for having had a good breakfast! (“It’s the most important meal of the day!”)
The recipe makes 4 servings, but if you’re having it for breakfast, you might want 2 glasses. Or have one at home and bring one for the road. It’s so yummy that you’ll definitely want a second serving! You can freeze leftovers and enjoy it again the next day or next week.
Spinach and Kale Smoothie
1 Royal Gala apple (or your favorite apple)
1 Bartlett pear (or your favorite pear)
2 cups (large handful) baby spinach leaves
1 cup (small handful) kale leaves, stems removed
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup coconut milk (about one-half of a can)
1-2 cups water
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add water to reach desired consistency.
NOTES: You’ll need a powerful blender to blend up the kale into small enough pieces. A Vitamix or Blendtech is ideal, but I find the Ninja blender (affiliate link) can work almost as well and costs a fraction of the price.
If your blender just isn’t up to the job, swap out the kale for an extra handful of baby spinach leaves- spinach leaves blend up much easier than kale leaves.