Another green smoothie to add to your morning rotation! Meet the green machine smoothie!
Few things in life are certain. One of them being that swim suit season is right around the corner and I have a thing for pool parties. And really cute bright colored swimsuits. Another thing in life that is certain is that I am really bad at "dieting." It doesn't really work for me. Never has. Never will. I am terrible at depriving myself of something I really want. For example if I make a proclamation that I am not going to eat sugar for an entire month, I will literally give in within 24 hours. Who am I? I came to the conclusion many years ago that the best thing for me is just to eat what I want, when I want, and keep it all in moderation.
I feel like it's basically what all those fabulous French women do, but California style. Gaby style. It's how I roll.
One of the things I do to keep myself in check, is start my day with a smoothie. This one is part fruit, part vegetable, part freshly squeezed orange juice and some chia seeds! You could add hemp hearts, flax seed, bee pollen or whatever other add-ins you prefer! It's bright and fresh and fruity and I love it!
Green Machine Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 cups spinach
- Combine everything in a high powered blender and blend for 2-3 minutes until completely smooth and the chia seeds are finely ground.
What could you substitute for the banana?
Wow! Just made this delicious smoothie. It’s very tasty. You wouldn’t even know spinach is in this. It’s got a tropical flavor because of the mango but the banana balances it out. Thanks Gaby for this yummy recipe.