When I make smoothies, I use a Vita-mix, which is a super-powered blender that can puree whole foods, including skins, stems, stalks, and other bits that are nutrient dense. However, this can also be made in a food processor or regular kitchen blender. The recipe is open to experimentation — try other greens and fruits as well.

I like using frozen banana, and frozen red, seedless grapes. Also, it helps to use chilled, filtered water. Making it cold makes it taste better and stay fresh longer. You can refrigerate up to 24 hours, but I like to drink it when it’s at its most fresh.

Makes 1 Serving

  • 3 large kale leaves, chopped
  • 2 bananas-very ripe, frozen or fresh
  • 1 fleshy fruit, chopped (apricot, peach, mango, etc), frozen or fresh
  • 1/4c flax seeds
  • 1 tsp milk thistle
  • Enough filtered water to make it as liquid as you like

Put flax and milk thistle in blender. Blend until powder-like. Add one cup of water and continue blending. Add fruits and vegetables, and then slowly add additional water while blending. Blend until liquefied, or until smoothie has reached desired consistency.

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