Kris Karr's Green Smoothie

Our first-of-the-season CSA farm pick-up upstate last week included TONS of leafy greens...literally eight varieties! Arugula, Kale, Swiss Chard, Senposai, Komatsuna, Yukina Savoy, Bok Choi, and Turnip Greens. One of the many ways my family devours these bountiful summer greens is with morning green drinks. 

This is a great way to start the day in a pH-balanced way!

*Jennifer's version of the recipe: I omit the avocado (unless the drink is to be the main part of breakfast), and I use pear, whatever fresh leafy greens are on hand, a blend of coconut water and plain water, plus lemon juice (no stevia).


from her website, Crazy Sexy Wellness

Yield: 2 servings

1 avocado
1 – 2 pieces of low-glycemic fruit: green apple, pear, berries and cantaloupe
1 cucumber
A fistful of kale or romaine or spinach
Coconut water (or purified water)
Stevia, to taste, and/or a sprinkle of cinnamon or some cacao (optional)

Blend ingredients in a high-powered blender.