Green Monster Smoothie

The Veggie Shake Team

The most monstrous thing about this green smoothie is the insane array of nutrients it contains. Loaded up with some familiar suspects, like kale, spirulina, and coconut water, as well as some unsung champions, like celery and carrots, our Green Monster Smoothie will have you ready to rampage in the best of ways.

You can get veggie-phobic kids into this healthy Halloween smoothie by decorating the glass with googly eyes and construction-paper teeth! Use our Green Monster Smoothie to fuel you and your family up so you can enjoy the holiday to the fullest.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup celery

  • 1/2 cup kale

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

  • 1/4 cup carrots

  • 1 teaspoon spirulina

  • 1/2 cup coconut water

  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions
  1. Add 1/2 cup of celery and 1/2 cup of kale to your blender or food processor.

  2. Toss in 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple.

  3. Add 1/4 cup of carrots.

  4. Measure out 1 teaspoon of spirulina and dust that across the rest of the ingredients.

  5. Pour in a 1/2 cup of coconut water.

  6. Juice one lemon, strain out the seeds, and add to the rest.

  7. Blend until all the ingredients have combined and the texture is smooth and even.

  8. Serve immediately.

Health Benefits
  1. Celery: somewhat of an underappreciated hero in the vegetable kingdom, celery contains valuable nutrients that have been linked to health benefits like soothing your nervous system, reducing inflammation, and regulating your alkaline balance.

  2. Kale: we all know it’s good for us, but did you know it’s one of the world’s best sources of vitamin C? A cup of kale has more of this essential nutrient than an entire orange!

  3. Pineapple: the only food in which an enzyme called bromelain can be found. Bromelain has a long history of use in folk medicine traditions and is a super-effective digestive aid that helps break protein molecules down so your small intestine can more easily absorb them.

  4. Carrots: offer up a generous dose of beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. We need vitamin A to maintain the health of our eyes as well as our immune function.

  5. Spirulina: gram for gram, spirulina might be the single most nutrient-dense food in existence. It’s especially rich in protein and contains all the amino acids required by our bodies.

  6. Coconut water: this high-electrolyte liquid can help reduce fatigue and stress as well as promote muscle relaxation.

  7. Lemon juice: research is still underway, but at least one study has found that the polyphenol antioxidants in lemons can help prevent weight gain and improve insulin resistance.

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