A light and refreshing green smoothie.
I love smoothies. A smoothie a day used to be my thing, whether for breakfast, or a post-workout meal. Then, I started eating a little differently, and trying to reduce my overall intake of “sugars” (including fruit). Long story short, I pretty much stopped having smoothies completely. It’s not like I ever thought smoothies couldn’t be good for me. They just didn’t fit into my current eating habits and lifestyle. As far as a quick healthy breakfast goes, it was just as easy (and more filling), to scramble up some eggs with veggies.
Anyway….over the summer, I started wanting smoothies again. I decided that I could make delicious and nutritious smoothies, without dairy or enormous amounts of fruit…both of which I am staying away from. (Just to clarify, that’s “enormous” amounts of fruit, not all fruit) 😛
So, I’m bringing the occasional smoothie back into my life. Here’s to light and refreshing “detox” smoothies, and rich, decadent dessert smoothies! The smoothie recipe I’m sharing today is the former…refreshing, not too sweet, and perfectly tart.
The chia seeds add a bit of “crunch”, but they are optional. Personally, I’m still pondering the whole oxylates-in-smoothies issue. If, for whatever reason, you are avoiding high-oxylate foods, then this is the smoothie for you. No spinach or kale, yet plenty of nutrition!
I use my mini blender most of the time, so chopping things pretty small helps it blend well. No need to de-string the celery either! Also, feel free to leave the skin on the kiwi (after washing, of course) for extra fiber and vitamin C (it won’t taste bad, I promise. :))