Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book
How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat
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|1/2 Cantaloupe, small
1/2 lb. Collard Greens, fresh, frozen, or cooked
2-3 Bananas, medium size
2 tbsp. Flaxseed, whole dark
1/8 tsp. Stevia Extract, powder
1-1/2 cups, Ice
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We each have two 12-oz. glasses of a smoothie for our breakfast, 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 the cantaloupe, cut lengthwise in half, and save one half in the refrigerator for another meal. In a high speed blender, even the cantaloupe seeds can be blended into the smoothie; so we place the seeds and peeled pieces of the 1/2 cantaloupe in the bottom of the blender container.
Peel 2 of the bananas, and add the banans 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.
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, 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, bananas, and 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!