I wish I could take full credit for this recipe. Alas, I cannot. I found it on a wonderful blog called, oh she glows. I added flaxseeds to the original recipe and tinkered a bit with quantities, but otherwise, I stayed pretty true to the original. I will say, it is a pretty darn near perfect smoothie. You can also swap the apple for a pear, if you prefer. I have tried both, and it turns out delicious either way. Your body will thank you for this one.
- 1 cup baby kale
- 1 gala apple, cubed
- 1/2 large english cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
- 5 ice cubes
-Place the kale, apples, cucumber, lemon juice, ginger, coconut oil, and flaxseeds in a high powered blender or Vitamix.
-Next add the ice and maple syrup and blend until smooth.
-Serve immediately and gulp down the liquid goodness!