Green Smoothie with Apples, Collard Greens, Pear, Spinach and More

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Green Smoothie with Apples, Collard Greens, Pear, Spinach and More

Ingredients

Collard Greens, fresh, frozen, or cooked
Spinach, fresh, frozen, or cooked
2 Apple, any sweet variety
2 Carrots, large
1 Pear, any variety
1 Onion, small
2-oz. Tomato Paste (1/3 can)
4 tbsp. Flaxseed, whole dark
1 tsp. Ginger
1/8 tsp. Stevia Extract, powder (optional)
1-1/2 cups. Ice
Water
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Preparation

We each have two 12-oz. glasses of a green smoothie for our breakfast, so we usually completely fill the large container of our Vita-Mix high speed blender. We use about 1 to 1-1/2 pounds of greens in the recipe. If you wish to make a smaller amount, cut the recipe in half.

Wash the apples and pear, cut them lengthwise into quarters, remove the stem and core, and place the apple and pear pieces in the bottom of the blender container.

Wash and peel the carrots and onion, cut into chunks, add to the blender container, and add the tomato paste, flaxseed, ginger and stevia (if you want the smoothie sweeter).

Wash and clean the fresh greens, and add to the blender container until it is 3/4 full with the fresh, frozen or cooked greens (sometimes we use leftover cooked greens such as from our Collard Greens, Spinach and Onions recipe), add the ice and a cup of water, cover, and run the blender at high speed until the ingredients are smooth, using the tamper as required.

Add additional greens and water to fill the container and achieve the desired consistency of the green smoothie.

Pour into glasses and serve with a straw. Enjoy!

Ingredients Information


Apples, Red Delicious

Carrots

Collard Greens

Collard Greens, Frozen Chopped

Flaxseed

Ginger, ground

Onions, Yellow

Pears - Bosc

Stevia Extract Powder

Tomato Paste

Utensils and Equipment Information


Knives

Measuring Cup, Liquid

Measuring Spoons

Peeler, Vegetable

Vita-Mix