Mean Green Monday Smoothie

Mean Green Monday Smoothie


Happy Monday! It’s my first official week back in my space, and I’ve got to say, it feels as though I’m saying hello to a long lost friend. As promised, today I’m officially re-launching. Now that the weather is finally heating up, I’m celebrating by sharing a new smoothie recipe every day this week. I’m also hosting a welcome back giveaway for a $50 gift card to Earth Fare.

Monday’s have long since been my least favorite day of the week. After a weekend of relaxing and unwinding, it can be hard to get back into the swing of the things. This first smoothie will fix that. Mean Green Monday packs a powerful punch that will give you the energy you need to get through the day. I like to drink this smoothie early in the morning. It's light, filling and gives me everything I need to make it through Monday. This is also a great breakfast juice.

Ingredients
7-8 kale leaves
1 cucumber
1 apple
1/2 lemon
1 inch of ginger
1 cup of orange juice

Instructions
As with all smoothies, it’s important that you properly wash all your ingredients. Kale is especially difficult to clean, so you may want to soak them for 10-15 minutes to ensure that you've removed all the dirt. Toss everything in the blender. (Note: I like to add ice for a more refreshing drink.)  Blend well. Serve in glass with plenty of ice. Enjoy!

Don't forget to enter into the giveaway below to win a $50 gift card to Earth Fare. This giveaway is only open to U.S. Residents who are 18 years or older. Giveaway ends Monday, April 6th. Good luck!

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16 comments :

  1. I do love a good green smoothie! I like adding apple to mine as well- the additional flavor is awesome!

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    1. I'm an apple fanatic! It definitely gives it a nice bit of flavor. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I'm not a biig fan of ginger, but I love trying different green smoothies.

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    1. It taste just a good without the ginger. If you decide to make one sans ginger, let me know how it turns out.

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  3. It looks so healthy and refreshing!

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    1. It truly is. Thanks for stopping by Kallee :)

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  4. I love green smoothies! This one looks great!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! Green smoothies are the best. If you try it, let me know what you think of it :)

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  5. I've been needing more smoothie recips that incorporate kale. Thanks!

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  6. This looks perfect - I need to try more green smoothies!

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  7. My husband loves green smoothies and kale. I want to try this out on him.

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  8. I love smoothies, this looks like a great recipe!

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  9. I'm a big fan of green smoothies!! Love that you get all that nutrition and is tastes delish!!

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  10. I've always been a little scared to make green smoothies but with this recipe I might be okay!

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  11. This looks amazing - love how healthy green smoothies are!

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  12. I've never tried putting ginger in a smoothie, sounds yummy!

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