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Kale Banana Blueberry Smoothie


Since New Years Day, I've lost about 30 pounds. I haven't done anything drastic. I've still cooked and eaten things like Lucky Charms Cheesecake, Hamburger Helper Sushi, and Pierogi Lasagna. I just made it a point to cut out some unnecessary meat, wheat, and dairy, during breakfast and lunch on most days.  I also drank whiskey instead of beer.  It's a tough life I know.  All week this week, I will be posting some of the super healthy dishes that have gotten me through the past few months and I think have really helped with the weight loss. This smoothie is a 6 day a week routine and really kicks the day off right and keeps me full until lunch.

Kale, carrot, and celery juice.

In a blender with some ice, banana, blueberry, cherry, and yogurt.

A little chia seeds and cayenne.

Then just blend it up!

I loooooveeeee this smoothie and it really energizes me for the day!

And surprisingly keeps me full until lunch.

Makes about 6 cups of smoothie, enough for breakfast for 2 people.
3 carrots
4 stalks of kale
1 stalk of celery
Juice above ingredients
In a blender, add about 5 ice cubes, 2 bananas, a cup of blueberries, a cup of frozen cherries, 1/4 cup of yogurt, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, a teaspoon of cayenne, and the juice from above. Blend until smooth and most of the seeds have been broken.


Nice job!

I've been interested in juicing to assist in losing 5-10#. I tried a "mean green" recipe I found online but thought it was terrible.

Looking forward to more posts Dan. Thanks.

What kind of juicer are you using? Don't you need a different sort of juicer than the normal expeller kind for leafy greens? Also, I've seen some people adding the kale whole (maybe blanched first?) instead of juicing it.

I need to drop some lbs and this kind of start to the day used to work for me.

Congrats on the weight loss! I've been getting really into smoothies lately, but somehow forgot that I could add spices to them. Thanks for the tip!

30 lbs?! What the! Good job! I drink smoothies all the time too but I guess my daily desserts cancel it out :)

I also bought a dash juicer but only use it on the weekends. I need more recipes to encourage me, and this looks great.

Also, drinking out of a dogfish head beer glass will make it that much more encouraging on work mornings :)

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