If the thought of drinking your vegetables turns your stomach, I feel you. I’d rather have a salad and chew my greens. BUT…sometimes you don’t have the luxury to sit down for a meal and eating anything with a fork while driving is generally a bad idea. (I do a lot of eating in my car unfortunately). Finding food between your seats or walking around with a food stain on your yoga pants are only a few of the risks, not to mention you’re a hazard on the road!
The solution: Mix your greens with sweet fruit and you won’t even know it’s there. If you can’t get passed the color, don’t drink it from a clear cup! You can add romaine lettuce, spinach, kale or any greens you like for that extra nutrient boost.
This is one of my faves – “The Green Mango”
1 cup spinach
1/2 or 1 small banana
1/2 cup of frozen diced mango
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
Tip: As bananas start to go brown in my house, I peel them, cut in half and store them in the freezer. This way they don’t go to waste and they give the smoothie a thicker consistency. You can absolutely sub almond, dairy or any milk of your choice!