Shake it up! Green breakfast smoothie

green smoothie in a glass with a glass straw

Drink up!

Do you need to get more veggies in? I do. Especially more raw & green veggies. I don't gravitate to big salads in the winter so a smoothie is where I put stuff I generally don't like (raw kale, you are one of the good guys, but I think you taste terrible).

I have many, many variations, but this one is the best bang for your buck. Some smoothies are too much health and little taste. This one is perfect and you will not taste the kale (unless you're blender is weak-then you may have bits of unblended kale, a good reason to get a powerful blender*).

It looks like a huge list, but I like to throw as much good stuff in there I can.


Yield: 2 servings

  • a couple large pieces of kale, thick stems removed (they will blend but I find them bitter)
  • a large piece of swiss chard, thick stem removed (or other greens like spinach or lettuce)
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 scoops protein powder of choice (I use natural factors whey, natural or vanilla flavour)
  • 1 cup water (or other liquid but avoid fruit juice)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • a few ice cubes (4-6 work well)
  • a few drops of liquid stevia (to taste, optional)

Put everything in your blender and blend for 30 seconds or until it looks well blended.

*Note on Blenders: I have a Vitamix. I debated over a year before I bought it due to the price, but it was well worth it for me and it gets used daily.
kale, chard, banana, chia and flax seeds arranged on a cutting board

The protein powder I use + the coconut water.
whey factors and coconut water can on a counter

Green smoothie in a glass with a glass straw. avacado, kale and chia seeds in background
What do you like to hide in your smoothie?

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