Green Smoothie: Apples, Bananas, Collard GreensGreen Smoothie: Apples, Bananas, Collard Greens
From All-Creatures.org Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Ingredients

Green Smoothie: Apples, Bananas, Collard Greens
3 or more Apples
3 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

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Preparation

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.

Peel one of the bananas, break into pieces, and place in the bottom of the blender container.

Wash the apples and cut into sections so you can remove the cores, and place the cut pieces in the blender container on top of the banana.

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 apples, 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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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!