Easy Greens and Fruit Smoothie Recipe

| 6/29/2016 12:33:00 PM

Tags: smoothies, drinks, fruit, recipes, nutrition, lettuce, kale, entertaining, Dede Ryan, Idaho,

ready to drink

I used to think I needed a fancy juicer and special ingredients to make a smoothie. Not so. I pulled out my old blender that I hadn't used since my margarita days a decade ago. Then, I poked around in the fridge to see what kind of fruit was on hand. I clipped some lettuce from the garden, added water and cinnamon and — voila — a terrific smoothie, easier than pie.

Here's what I used for the easy smoothie recipe below, but experiment with your favorite fruits and veggies for different flavor profiles. Use spinach or kale instead of lettuce. Oodles of options!

Easy Greens and Fruit Smoothie Recipe


• 1 small apple, peeled and cut in chunks
• 1/2 cup cubed watermelon
• 1 clementine, peeled and broken in sections
• 8 ounces water (or apple juice or pineapple juice or your favorite)
• generous handful of leafy greens: lettuce, kale, spinach or a mix
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon

fruit in blender

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