Saturday, April 12, 2014

Four Eyes Smoothie

Here's a green smoothie for all you bespectacled nerds like me out there, (I started wearing glasses when I was eight and never looked back).  When we think about our health we tend to focus, sorry, on organs other than the eyes, and we take those precious orbs for granted.

Well, no more!  This smoothie has a potent mix of fruits and veggies that support eye health, along with everything else we drink green smoothies for; energy, digestion, heart health, etc.  It's loaded with kale, of course, also carrots and goji berries, all excellent sources of nutrients like vitamin A and lutein that have enormous benefits for healthy vision.  It also contains almond milk for protein and wheat germ for extra fiber, vitamins and minerals.

But let's not forget about taste.  Not only healthy, this smoothy is also a tasty treat.  Banana, yogurt and cara cara orange give it a sweet, velvety edge over your run of the mill smoothie.  I've been having one for breakfast about 4 or 5 times a week, and I do look forward to it!

four eyes smoothie

1/2 cup almond milk
6 ounces of yogurt (vanilla, coconut or your favorite)
1 cup organic kale, trimmed and chopped
1/4 cup chopped organic carrot
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cara cara orange, peeled
2 tablespoons wheat grem
1 tablespoon goji berries

Place all ingredients in blender or whatever fancy juicer-smoothie machine you have.  Blend on low to combine.  Blend on high until smooth. Makes one 8-10 ounce serving. 

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