Green Smoothie with Apples, Collard Greens, Pear, Spinach and MoreGreen Smoothie with Apples, Collard Greens, Pear, Spinach and More
From All-Creatures.org Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Ingredients

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

Green smoothie with apples, collard greens, pear, spinach and more is a delightful vegan recipe for breakfast or any other time of the day. 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!

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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!