Collard greens without cornbread! I know it sounds crazy, but this smoothie is delicious and rich in calcium for the dairy-free Guru;-) Last week, I gave you recipes that would help your taste buds get adjusted to green smoothies. This week I am going to take your taste buds to another level. If you can not get pass the thought of drinking other kinds of greens besides spinach and kale, you can always go back to a previous recipe until you are ready to move on. Remember….keep an open mind, sip slowly, and enjoy your healthy journey. Health is Wealth!
1 cup of organic collard leaves-Which is about 2-3 leaves finely chopped or you can tear the leaves into smaller pieces.
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of filtered water
1 frozen medium banana
1/2 cup of mangoes
1 tsp of melted Extra Virgin Coconut Oil-Coconut oil is known to enhance energy level as well as help with the absorption of vitamins and minerals, which is why I add it to almost all of my smoothies. I even use it in my oatmeal.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for about two minutes. Collard greens are a little tougher than spinach or kale, so you need to blend it a little longer.
Calories=about 310g Fat=about 4.66g Sugar=about 37g Fiber=about 6.3g Protein=about 5g