The Travis Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are a great way to get a serving of vegetables in the morning, or any time during the day. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork shares a recipe for one of his favorite green smoothies, which is loaded with vitamins A and C, folate, potassium and fiber. 

"Don't let the green scare you," he says. "This is actually a sweet treat."

For maximum flavor and nutrition, make your smoothies fresh every time. The recipe easily doubles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 packed cup torn kale
  • ½ to 1 ripe banana, broken into pieces
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Optional boosts: 1 scoop of nut butter

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine the water, lemon juice and kale
  2. Blend, starting on low speed and finishing on high speed, until smooth
  3. Add banana and ice and blend again, starting on low speed and finishing on high speed, until smooth
  4. Add more water if the smoothie is too thick

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