I am totally in love with everything Kris Carr lately. One of her rituals is to start the day with a nutritious and delicious green smoothie or juice. Green AND delicious? Yup…you can make some yummy concoctions out of all those hearty greens! So I am on a quest to test different green smoothie recipes and share my findings with you!
This recipe is a variation on her Peachy Green Smoothie. I picked up a big pack of juicy Nova Scotia peaches from Lester’s Farm a few weeks ago, so when I saw this recipe I had to try it!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of peaches, peeled, pitted, and cubed (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 ½ cups of non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
- 1 large handful of kale, destemmed and torn
- 2 – 3 ice cubes, if desired
Wash and prep the ingredients and throw it in a blender. This recipe makes a big serving or two smaller ones. I like to put my second smoothie in a mason jar and stick it in the fridge for a snack later that day.
The verdict? This smoothie is creamy and filling. I am growing to like bananas in smoothies as I overcome being turned by banana flavour as a child (gross flavoured cold medicine…blah!). I don’t know what it is. I love eating bananas, but put it in liquid form and it triggers something in my brain. So I could have done with less banana. Many green smoothie recipes call for banana since it adds sweetness and gives a nice creamy texture.
If I were to try this smoothie again I think I would try replacing the banana with some mango. Mango will give the same creamy texture and sweetness.
Let me know if you try it and any recommendations to change it up! I am experimenting with Newfoundland blueberries picked by my lovely parents and grandfather. Stay tuned!