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We always hear, “Eat your greens,” but you can also¬†drink your greens, and sometimes it’s a lot easier, faster and equally nutritious!

I’m honoring kale this week. Yesterday’s posting featured kale caesar salad and a summary of kale’s nutritional benefits.

Here is my favorite breakfast shake. It serves as a meal, and works perfectly for those mornings when I’m late packing the kids’ lunches or want something lighter than a more traditional breakfast for myself. (Unfortunately this shake just doesn’t photograph well with my limited photography skills and equipment.)

I simply throw everything into my Vitamix and hit “high” for 20 seconds. You can make this with any decent-powered blender, but to put in a plug for my beloved machine, the Vitamix will literally liquefy anything, and it makes this shake incredibly creamy.

Ingredients

1 cup water
Approx. 1/3 cup coconut milk (I never measure–just pour out a splash)
1 tbsp flaxseed oil
1 scoop whey (or soy) protein powder
1 splash organic Grade B maple syrup
2-3 handfuls chopped kale (I strip, wash, dry, chop and freeze my leaves so there’s no preparation in the morning)
1/3 cup parsley (prepared in advance like the kale)
2 small handfuls of frozen berries or banana (I use blueberry and strawberry)

Preparation

Liquefy everything in a blender and drink slowly, treating it as a meal vs. a glass of water.
Note: My kids will drink this, but don’t always relish it. For a kid-friendlier green smoothie, please see my Green Monster Juice.
Drink up to your health!
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