Gung-ho Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie

As implied by the title, this smoothie is not for the faint of heart.  If you're just getting into making smoothies, experimenting with superfoods, and toying with the idea of adding vegetables to your breakfast, then perhaps you should hold off on giving this one a go, just for now.  Better to ease your way in...and I don't want to be the one responsible for scaring you away. For those of you seasoned smoothie-makers, this green smoothie is particularly awesome because it's fruit-free (meaning, minimal fructose) but still tastes great.

Serves 1


1 cup coconut water

1/2 inch ginger root

some sprigs of parsley

some sprigs of mint

handful of kale leaves (de-stemmed of course)

1/2 avocado

½ lime

1 cucumber

1 tbsp hemp seed oil, flaxseed oil, or coconut oil

1 tbsp hemp seeds, or chia seeds

1-3 drops of liquid stevia (optional)

Blend away!