While the holidays are definitely a time to overindulge, there are times when I just need a break from all those heavy dishes! Stew and I had our Christmas Cocktail party this past Saturday night. It was so much fun! We had tons of friends and family over, all drinking wine and having a great time. The food was delicious! I made a vegetable Stromboli, a meat Stromboli, mini turkey sandwiches, brie cheese and cranberry bites, sausage balls, cookies and brownies, and a veggie platter. So we ate a lot of heavy food to say the least! I went to bed feeling so full! I hate that feeling. When I woke up in the morning, I wasn’t hungry. That’s when I know I’ve eaten too much the night before. So instead of having cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, I made my favorite green shake. After all, it’s still in the 60s and 70s here! Why not take advantage?
I definitely recommend a Vitamix for this shake. If you don’t have one, use a softer green like spinach; that way you don’t have chunks of leaves in your shake. I add almond milk, kale, frozen banana, berries, and agave into my Vitamix and blend it up on high until it’s completely smooth. YUM! The great thing is, you can change up the ingredients and make endless variations of this shake. I felt like a million bucks after I drank this! It definitely tastes much better than it looks. Although, I’ve gotten quite used to drinking green things!
Green Goddess Shake
1 cup almond milk
1 Handful (about ½ cup) of kale leaves (or other green washed well)
½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup frozen strawberries
1 tbsp Agave Nectar
Add all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend on high until the shake is completely smooth. Enjoy!