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Sunrise Smoothie

September 25, 2013

Healthful sunrise smoothie

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In our house, this blender may be the most used kitchen appliance. The smoothies cranked out by Mark, me, and our housemates often add up to 2 or 3 a day.

When it comes to smoothies, I like them cold, sweet and pretty. Mark, on the other hand, is much more concerned with packing as much protein-and-vitamin goodness as possible into his smoothie. His signature drink is a bit of a legend among our friends. It’s strong (too strong for me still!), but extremely nutritious.

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If you’re looking for a wonderful way to kick-start your morning, try this protein-and-vitamin packed punch.

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Sunrise Smoothie

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup whey protein powder

2 cups chopped or baby kale

1/2 large tomato (about 1/2 cup)

1 avocado

1 banana

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup crushed ice

1 cup orange juice

Add the almond milk, followed by the protein powder. (Adding liquid first and last ensures that the mixture blends well.) Add all of the fruits and vegetables, followed by the ice. Finally, add the orange juice. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until kale and ice are chopped into very small pieces.

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  1. Um… wow. So what color is that smoothie when you get done with it?

    And I thought we were being pretty creative with our lunch smoothie (which we eat with other vegetables) of frozen strawberries, banana, kiwi, and fresh mint leaves. You should try some fresh mint or basil in your smoothie — it really makes it.

    1. Wow is right. Powerful stuff. It depends . . . if there are extra blueberries, it can be a light purple. If there’s more kale than anything else, it’ll be green. Generally it’s pretty banana/creamy colored. Your smoothie sounds delightful . . . I would TOTALLY eat that. And I’m adding mint to my very sugary-fruity smoothies next time!

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