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!