Getting over the food coma? This may help ;p
I recently went to the kitchen to make my beloved Raspberry Pear Smoothie. I had managed to snag fresh mint at the market, I distinctly remember grabbing a pear as well and had frozen raspberries in the freezer. I got my mint out of the fridge, could find no pear (Terry must have eaten it on me!) and was rather inconveniently out of frozen raspberries. I was quite annoyed as I had my heart set on it. But I think what I ended up with is even better.
Instead of the pear, I threw in a tart granny smith apple. I had no kale either. Geez! Spinach went in. And without raspberries, I rescued some forgotten frozen strawberries from the back of the freezer. Substitute smoothie for the win!
I added in some lime juice for a bit of a zing. It really works well with the green apple.
Green Apple Smoothie
1 green apple, cored & roughly chopped
1 heaping handful of spinach
1 small handful of fresh mint (a drop of mint extract works)
1 cup of frozen strawberries
the juice of half of a lime
1 tbsp of chia seeds
3/4 cup of hemp milk (or whatever dairy free milk you have on hand)
1/4 cup of coconut water
Throw it together in a blender, blend & enjoy.
Not only is this smoothie super delicious – it’s GREEN. Holiday Smoothie!!!