Green Smoothie Class at Bartertown Diner

Every last Tuesday of the month, Bartertown Diner puts on free cooking classes. This last class was about making green smoothies! I've been enthralled with this craze and how yummy these smoothies taste. If you haven't tried a green smoothie before, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. 

Morgan from Bartertown did such an amazing job teaching us the basics of smoothie making. For those who aren't familiar with this type of smoothie, they basically are comprised of any type of green (kale, spinach, wheat grass, chard, etc.) blended with fruit and water. Of course you can add other items such as ice, herbs, nuts, sweetener, and milk. 

So why greens? 
We typically don't eat enough vegetables, and those that we do eat, aren't usually dark greens...which are super underrated. Jammed packed with essential vitamins, fiber, protein, iron, and chlorophyll, a green smoothie has it all! 

How do I make one? 
Grab your blender! Pour in almond milk, a little water, a bunch of kale, some frozen fruit, and sweetener (like agave) if needed. Making smoothies doesn't have to be science. I never measure, I just keep putting ingredients in until it taste good! 

Have you had a green smoothie before? If so, what is your favorite kind? 
I'm challenging myself this upcoming week to wake up earlier to make a smoothie every morning. 
Wish me luck! 

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6 Responses to Green Smoothie Class at Bartertown Diner

  1. YES! I have almond Milk, agave and a buttload of kale in my house right now. Need more fruit but thanks for posting, I will have to make some this weekend! :)

    I've been making one almost every morning for a couple of weeks now. This morning I substituted frozen strawberries and added some chocolate protein powder.

  3. you know it looks so unappetizing but so interesting at the same time!

  4. I just eat kale ^_^ Also I don't have a blender...but when I do, I'll be making this. Also great for simulating green slime for Halloween (if you dare kids to do it, especially on that holiday, they'll probably end up drinking a cup of kale without complaining ;-) )

  5. Oh my goodness...I think I would have LOVED this class. I'm on a big green smoothie kick right now. Let me know if there is ever another class you want to go to..I'm in! :)

  6. HAha that is a great way to use the green smoothie Phoeba! :)


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