Lately, I’ve been a smoothie making machine. After having a stare down withLouise’s green shakes everyday on Instagram I decided to give it a try. I’m not the greatest at cutting out entire food groups but I am ok at adding good things. But when it came down to it, I didn’t start green I went with LA in Bloom’s Date Shake (which is a definite favorite and could easily pass as dessert). Once I got to blending, I got braver and started throwing spinach in and ever since I got a Vitamix, I’ve been concocting all kinds of vegetable and fruit smoothies.
Right now, I’m really enjoying the combination above. Kale sounds a little scary but, I promise, it’s not. My 2 year old drank the mixture and thought it was milk shake. The key, I find, is to always add a frozen banana. It stabilizes and smooths out the greens. When I want a little protein I add a tablespoon of almond butter and use almond milk. You can change out any fruit, frozen or fresh to your liking. I think mangos and blackberries are a really lovely combination and I tend to like a good portion of my fruit to be frozen to keep that smoothie consistency. And, when in doubt, if you are ever in need of smoothie inspiration, then well you know where to go, Pinterest!