Collard greens apple banana green smoothie is an excellent way of beginning the day, or for any other time of the day. Preparation time is about 15-20 minutes if you are washing fresh greens.
Collard Greens Apple Banana Green Smoothie Ingredients:
2 or more Apples
2 or more Bananas
1 or more Carrots
1 lb. Collard Greens, fresh, frozen, or cooked
1 Zucchini, small (1 cup size or less)
2 tbsp. Flaxseed, whole dark or golden
1/8 tsp. Stevia Extract, powder, optional
1-1/2 cups or more Ice
Collard Greens Apple Banana Green Smoothie Cooking Utensils:
Collard Greens Apple Banana Green Smoothie Preparation:
We each have three 12-oz. glasses of a vegan green smoothie for our breakfast (or any other time of the day), so we usually completely fill the large container of our Vita-Mix high speed blender. If you wish to make a smaller amount, cut the recipe in half.
Wash the apples, carrots, and zucchini. Peel the carrots and remove the core from the apple, and place chunky pieces of each in the bottom of the blender container.
Wash and clean the fresh collard greens, and add to the blender container until it is 3/4 full with the fresh, frozen or cooked greens, peel 2 of the bananas, and add the bananas to the blender container, forming a bowl in the center of the container for the flax seeds and stevia so that the seeds don’t touch the sides of the container.
Add the ice, cover, and run the blender at high speed until the ingredients are smooth, using the tamper as required.
While the blender is still running at high speed, add any remaining greens, extra apples, bananas, and/or ice or water through the hole in the cover to fill the container and achieve the desired consistency of the smoothie.
Pour into glasses and serve with a straw. Enjoy!