You may eat your greens most days, but sometimes you may want or need to drink them, too! This vibrant, minty drink combines the green goodness of kiwi, broccoli, kale, mint, and sprouts with almond milk, dates, and a little vanilla. Sweet enough to be totally slurp able but not so sweet that the flavor of the greens is hidden.
15 minutes PROCESSING:40 seconds YIELD:2 to 3 servings
1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk, preferably homemade
2 kiwi fruit, peeled and halved
¼ cup (22 g) chopped broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
2 pitted dates
1 cup (19 g) torn kale leaves
1 cup (13 g) fresh mint leaves
½ cup (16 g) alfalfa sprouts or broccoli sprouts, rinsed and patted dry
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup (120 ml) ice cubes
Place all the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for40 seconds, or until the desired consistency is reached, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
Amount per 1 cup (240 ml) serving: calories 80, total fat 1.5g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 80mg, total carbohydrate 15g, dietary fiber 3g, sugars 9g, protein 2g