I've always been a huge fan of smoothies. Although when I say smoothies I typically mean big thick drinks made with a. ice cream or b. alcohol. Preferably both.
When I was a kid, if I could convince my mom to buy me a pina colada smoothie from Orange Julius (which we all know was a super extravagant thing) when I was at the mall it was a damn good day. Unfortunately this rarely happened so I had to settle for the Dixie Cup sized samples they gave out. My childhood was so sad.
Anyway, given my recent terrible eating binge, I've decided I'm going to give the healthy thing a try for awhile. *Keyword: try. I'm not a real big lover of green stuff, but I'll eat it if I can sneak it in recipes where I don't taste it. So that's where smoothies come into play. I combined a few juice detox recipes I found on Pinterest and did some reading on the best ingredients to put in a smoothie and came up with the one you see below.
I know what you're thinking, a smoothie with kale and spinach must taste like shit. That was my thought too. As I was making it I was already contemplating throwing it out in fact.
But then something crazy happened. I drank it and I liked it. I repeat, I liked it! I didn't just tolerate it, it actually tasted good. For the past week Chris and I have been drinking a smoothie every morning for breakfast and it might just be in my head, but I already feel better and feel like some of the Christmas pounds have been shed. Am I claiming that drinking this smoothie will make you skinny (and make your hair grow) as my title implies? No, not at all. That was just a cheap ploy on my part to get you here.
I'm simply saying I feel like I've discovered an awesome way to eat the green stuff I normally don't. And because of it, I have more energy and just all around feel better. Who knew eating healthy actually did that? Crazy stuff.
And no, this isn't a sponsored post or anything. I'm just so amazed I actually liked this I feel like I must tell the world.
The only downfall is that I'm constantly going to the grocery store to buy more fruits and vegis. Last week I finished two bags of kale and spinach in five days. Now that's a sentence I never thought I'd say.
So here's how I go about making this magic smoothie:
I fill my mixer with 50% spinach and kale.
Then add a handful of blueberries.
1/2 of freshly squeezed lemon.
1 tablespoon of raw honey.
1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds.
And then about 1/4 cup of water, give or take.
Give it a try and I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised.
If you have any other ingredients you add to your smoothies please let me know, I'm all about the juicing right now.