September 15, 2016 4

My Favorite Fall Green Smoothie + my go-to smoothie formula!

Vegan, refined sugar and gluten-free fall green smoothie.

Favorite Fall Green Smoothie | @withfoodandlove | A simple, go-to green smoothie with subtle flavors of fall that can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast or snack or meal year round.

Do people still drink green smoothies?

I used to have a green drink every single day.

In some form or another.

Sometimes a juice, sometimes a smoothie.

But over the past few months I haven’t been too into it.

While green drinks certainly pack a powerhouse of nutrients, something about them my body just wasn’t craving, so I went without. Now all of a sudden {probably the change of weather/seasons colliding thing} I’m back to a green drink routine. Which is great because dark, leafy greens are in season. And this particular fall green smoothie pairs some subtle autumnal flavors to ease me into the cooler weather. Whenever that decides to show up in Missouri.

Favorite Fall Green Smoothie | @withfoodandlove | A simple, go-to green smoothie with subtle flavors of fall that can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast or snack or meal year round.Favorite Fall Green Smoothie | @withfoodandlove | A simple, go-to green smoothie with subtle flavors of fall that can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast or snack or meal year round.Favorite Fall Green Smoothie | @withfoodandlove | A simple, go-to green smoothie with subtle flavors of fall that can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast or snack or meal year round.Favorite Fall Green Smoothie | @withfoodandlove | A simple, go-to green smoothie with subtle flavors of fall that can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast or snack or meal year round.

My simplest green smoothie formula is:
2 cups greens
1 cup liquid
1 cup fruit
and all the super-boosters your little heart desires {see notes section in recipe}.

I generally like smoothies to be a thinner consistency, rather than a thick one. Somewhere between a true smoothie and a juice. I also like to add ice after it’s blended, not during. But you can adjust both of these depending on your own textural preferences/desires.

This fall green smoothie uses a secret ingredient, and even if you aren’t into ACV I urge you to try it. Because raw, unfiltered apple cider is like my best friend. A few tablespoons of this and your tastebuds and digestive system and brain will thank you. I know it might sounds weird {and it is often an acquired taste} but, it adds just the right boost of tart and natural sweetness. Especially when paired with apples, pears and cinnamon!

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Favorite Fall Green Smoothie | @withfoodandlove | A simple, go-to green smoothie with subtle flavors of fall that can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast or snack or meal year round.Favorite Fall Green Smoothie | @withfoodandlove | A simple, go-to green smoothie with subtle flavors of fall that can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast or snack or meal year round.Favorite Fall Green Smoothie | @withfoodandlove | A simple, go-to green smoothie with subtle flavors of fall that can be enjoyed as an easy breakfast or snack or meal year round.

Favorite Fall Green Smoothie
 
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I like to use a combination of ½ water and ½ nut milk for the liquid, but you could certainly do all of one if desired. This smoothie is of a thinner consistency, feel free to adjust the liquid portion as you see fit. This is not a very sweet smoothie, a touch of honey or stevia could be added if you prefer it to be sweeter.
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Makes: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe pear {or apple}
  • 2 cups greens {kale, spinach, collards, romaine, etc.}
  • small handful parsley {or carrot tops}
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds {or chia seeds}
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • pinch of himalayan sea salt
  • handful ice, optional
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients {except for the ice} in a blender and process until completely smooth.
  2. Fill a glass with ice and pour the smoothie over it. Stir and sip right away.
Notes
Superboosters!
avocado
bee pollen
cacao
coconut oil
ginger
spirulina
collagen
hemp seeds
fresh herbs
maca
nut butters
honey
stevia

4 Responses to "My Favorite Fall Green Smoothie + my go-to smoothie formula!"

  1. Reply

    Abby @ Heart of a Baker

    September 15, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    I’m like you. I prefer a smoothie that is almost juice, but not quite! I love the idea of adding ice after blending not during, taking note of that :)

  2. Reply

    Maggie

    September 16, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Lady, thank you for this. I’ve been working to get back on the smoothie bandwagon this month. Husband loves them too, so we’ll try this one next week… And I’ll try ice after too, cooool. Miss you. xo

  3. Reply

    Pure Ella

    September 20, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Yum!! This looks and sounds amazing… so refreshing for early fall :)

  4. Reply

    Marly

    October 11, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    Gotta get those greens in! This looks like a delicious way to do it too!

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