|Photo Credit Given to Kelsey's Kitchen|
Mean Green Smoothie
MAKES 4 CUPS - 2 SERVINGS (171 Calories Per Serving)
- 2 cups Baby Spinach
- 1 cup frozen Green Grapes
- 2 Kiwi's, peeled & diced
- 1 Green Apple
- 1 cup Trop 50 Orange Juice (instead of Green Tea)
- 2 sprigs Fresh Mint Leaves
Place all ingredients in your blender, secure lid and blend until smooth. I used the "Smoothie" button on my Blendtec which blends for roughly 36 seconds. To save myself the time of peeling the Kiwi's each mornings, I peeled and diced 12 Kiwi's and divided them among 6 ziplock bags, along with a cup of grapes. I placed each bag in the freezer to be ready when I need them. It saves a lot of time and cleanup. Personally, I'd rather have the extra 10 minutes of sleep!
Brielle and I had the most fabulous opportunity to meet Kelsey Nixon of Kelsey's Kitchen. She recently released a cookbook called Kitchen Confidence and stopped in her home town of Cache Valley Utah (which happens to be my home town) and sign some books.
Because I know her grandfather through work, I was given a special invitation to meet Kelsey and his home, before her schedule signing. I look giddy... and that's because I was.
She signed MY book to Brielle... so naturally, Brielle thinks it's now hers.
While meeting her, she offered up one of the YUMMIEST green smoothies I've ever had, and it is now our smoothie of the week. Each week, we pick a smoothie and buy the ingredients in bulk. It's cheaper that way and we use the fruit before it goes bad. I've tweaked her recipe a bit and have noted those changes. Hope you love it as much as we do!