This is my favorite breakfast shake, but it’s good for any time of the day. It’s also a great way to get greens into your kids. I like for one of my meals a day to be a shake to give my digestive system a break. I learned about this practice and this recipe at We Care, an amazing detox spa in Desert Hot Springs, CA. I use a Vitamix to blend this heavenly concoction. I couldn’t believe I was spending $500 on a blender, but now I can’t believe I ever lived without one. Rumor has it, the Vitamix is capable of turning a block of wood into sawdust.
1 handful of kale
1 handful of spinach
½ of an apple
1 C. of unsweetened almond milk (homemade or store bought),
1 handful of strawberries
1 piece of avocado
½ of a lemon (including some of the rind)
2-3 T. of protein powder (often I use the We Care hemp and pea protein)
1 handful of ice
Play around with the amounts of each ingredient until it tastes great to you. Of course you can use a regular blender, but consider buying a Vitamix (even used). I would not recommend buying such a pricey item if I didn’t think it was completely worth it. But don’t take my word for it, check out people’s rave reviews of this awesome machine.
This shake is a complete meal: it keeps me satisfied for hours. I hope you enjoy!