Green Smoothie: Collard Greens, Pineapple, Banana
This vegan Green Smoothie: Collard Greens, Pineapple, Banana is great for breakfast or any other time of day.
2 or more Bananas
1 lb. Collard Greens, fresh, frozen, or cooked
2 tbsp. Flaxseed, whole dark
1/8 tsp. Stevia Extract, powder, optional
1-1/2 cups or more Ice
We each have two or more 12-oz. glasses of a vegan green smoothie for our breakfast (or any other time of the day), so we usually completely fill the large container of our Vita-Mix high speed blender. If you wish to make a smaller amount, cut the recipe in half.
Wash and clean the pineapple, remove the leaf end, and cut in half lengthwise. Store one half in the refrigerator in a closed container for another time. Cut the remaining half into wedges, slice off the rind, and cut the pineapple into chunks and place in the bottom of the blender container.
Wash and clean the fresh collard greens, and add to the blender container until it is 3/4 full with the fresh, frozen or cooked greens, peel 2 of the bananas, and add the bananas to the blender container, forming a bowl in the center of the container for the flax seeds and stevia so that the seeds don’t touch the sides of the container.
Add the ice, cover, and run the blender at high speed until the ingredients are smooth, using the tamper as required.
While the blender is still running at high speed, add any remaining greens, extra bananas, and/or ice through the hole in the cover to fill the container and achieve the desired consistency of the smoothie.
Pour into glasses and serve with a straw. Enjoy!
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