RECIPE: The Green Machine Smoothie

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This smoothie recipe is a great way to fuel your body. Using an unexpected combination of ingredients, the smoothie blends together to create an enticing flavor. The sweet notes of green apple and pineapple are cut by the kale and lemon juice, achieving a perfect balance. Not only does this treat taste good, it’s a healthy option. Follow the steps below to make the Green Machine Smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen spinach 
  • 1 bag frozen kale 
  • 1 bag frozen pineapple 
  • 1 green apple 
  • 1 bag chia seeds 
  • 1 bag flaxseed 
  • 1 bag hemp hearts 
  • Lemon juice 
  • Optional: peanut butter or PB2 powder 
  • Optional: cinnamon 

 

Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients. This includes washing and cutting the apple (cutting it into cubes to makes it easier to blend) 
  2. Add water to a blender about ¼ of the way full 
  3. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice
  4. Add handfuls of spinach, kale and pineapple 
  5. Add sliced apple 
  6. Add 1 tbsp of chia seeds, flaxseed and hemp hearts 
  7. Blend to desired texture 
  8. Pour into glass and enjoy! If opting for cinnamon, you can add a pinch to the top of your smoothie 

 

Price breakdown

  • 1 bag frozen spinach: $1.00 
  • 1 bag frozen kale: $1.42
  • 1 bag frozen pineapple: $2.42
  • 1 green apple: $1.00
  • 1 bag chia seeds: ~$10.00
  • 1 bag flaxseed: $3.48
  • 1 bag hemp hearts: ~$10.00
  • 1 bag lemon juice: $0.92 
  • Optional: peanut butter or PB2 powder: $4.00 
  • Optional: cinnamon: $4.00 
  • Total: $38.24 *This recipe makes about 5 smoothies, totalling $7.65 a smoothie*
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