I started eating vegan several months ago, and quickly discovered the easiest way to get all the fruits and veggies I need is to make at least one veggie fruit smoothie a day. I really can’t tell you how much better I feel eating so many fruits and vegetables while skipping the meat and cheese. It’s amazing honestly, and it’s really helped my stupid Lupus. Smoothies have become my besties, and I’m always experimenting with new combinations of veggies and fruit so I don’t get sick to death of what I’m eating.
You would too if you had to pass on the Gouda.
I’m happy to tell you this smoothie, this recipe I’m sharing with you today, is the best veggie fruit smoothie ever. Sure it’s not rocket science, but the right combination is enough to make me happy for a while.
I’m easy to please I guess.
Here’s what you need to make the best smoothie you’ll taste all week. Month. No. This is totally the best you’ll taste all year.
Best fruit veggie smoothie ever:
- handful of spinach
- whole apple, cored but not peeled
- handful of kale
- 1 carrot, peeled (you really don’t have to peel, that’s my weirdness)
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons flax seed
- 1 cup cranberry juice OR 1 cup grapes
- 1 cup cubed ice
In a juicer (I use my BlendTec) start with the juice on the bottom, then throw the veggies and fruit on top and blend. Be sure to add ice, there’s nothing more disgusting than a warm veggie smoothie, trust me on this one. (I just threw up in my mouth a little thinking about it)
Then wham, bam, thank-you-ma’am you’ve got yourself a smoothie. Probably about a billion percent of your daily fruit and veggie intake in one tall glass of yum.