iStock_greensmoothieThe other night, my boyfriend decided that he was going to start blending his food because he was too lazy to cook. Yes, this actually happened. At first I was convinced that he was going to start throwing slices of pizza and full cheeseburgers into the blender and I was going to have to hold my breath for fear of getting sick while watching him eat.

After grocery shopping today, it turns out he was thinking more along the lines of blending up some fruits and vegetables and drinking his lunch for the day. Much to my surprise, this is something I can get behind.

While I usually like to juice, he is showing an interest in something more along the lines of the ever popular, green smoothie!

Today he made a smoothie that consisted of kale, banana, pineapple, and almond milk. While it looked like a big glass of green slime, it actually was quite tasty. You can find that recipe here.

Other green smoothie recipes include lettuce, spinach, celery and apples! We think this recipe seems really delicious, and the addition of the sweet apples cuts down the bitterness of the green veggies.

A few tips to make sure you really get those veggies blended:

1) Use all of the settings on your blender. Start with the slowest one and slowly work your way up to the fastest setting. This will fully blend those leafy greens!

2) Add water if necessary. The bit of extra liquid will help to blend everything together.

3) Add the leafy greens first and give it a good blend before adding in the larger fruits and veggies.

There are tons of great recipes out there to try, and this website has a fantastic list and is super easy to navigate.

That’s that! What are some of your favorite smoothie recipes?

And P.S. – my boyfriend just said he found a recipe for blended chicken. Oh dear.

-Sasha Huff

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