The Spring Cleaner Smoothie

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So, it’s supposed to be 93 degrees out this weekend.

That means my menu lately has been looking something like this:
 
breakfast – smoothies
lunch – ice cream (homemade, of course!)
dinner – soup
 
Yeah, that last one doesn’t quite fit the pattern, I know. But we really like soup, and it’s an easy, healthy, meal…. which is another post entirely. 🙂
 
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Anyway… smoothies. One of the reasons I love them is because of all the wonderful vitamins you can jam into one cup. (If you’re a smoothie lover, you can check out my extensive smoothie list here.)
 
This smoothie has one of my favorite combos in it, kale and coconut. Coconut is a medium chain saturated fat that is easy for the body to use up and turn into energy, giving you a little extra “spring.” And, in case you haven’t read any health food blogs lately, let me tell you something fun about kale: it cleans you out. Not as in, I-have-to-sit-on-the-toilet-every-5-minutes, but as in detox. Kale helps keep you clean inside by cleaning up your liver. 😉
 
And, thanks to the wonder of blenders (I use this one), my kids who normally wouldn’t eat a bunch of kale (which is also loaded with vitamins A, C, and K) will happily down a smoothie packed with it! My child who doesn’t like to eat yogurt because “it’s wet” will drink it in a smoothie (which is also “wet,” I know, but I don’t necessarily count on my kids for sound logic…).
 
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Bottom line = smoothies are definitely a breakfast win for mom! (Coincidentally, so is ice cream for lunch.)
The Spring Cleaner Smoothie
Free of grain, gluten, eggs and sugar.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. yogurt (you can use coconut milk yogurt for dairy-free)
  2. 2 c. coconut milk (I like to make my own)
  3. 2 bananas
  4. a bunch of kale
  5. 1/2 t. ground ginger
  6. 2 T. honey
  7. 2 c. ice
Instructions
  1. Put everything in a blender, starting with the liquids, and ending up with the ice. Blend! Distribute! Enjoy! And don't forget to clean your blender and refill your ice cube trays....
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