I don't remember where I picked up this recipe, I think from a book club friend who is already very healthy, but is eating a lot more vegetables these days.
There are so many great smoothie recipes out there but I don't like the high-calorie ones because I'm always hungry again after drinking a smoothie.
If I'm going to have a smoothie in the morning, it's got to be nutrient packed and low-cal so I can happily eat again in a couple of hours.
This recipe is very simple and only has 3 ingredients, although you could add anything to it that you wanted. That's the beauty of a smoothie. If you want it to be thicker, then add ice cubes.
You simply blend 2 very large handfuls of fresh spinach, 1/2 a large cucumber (or a whole small cucumber), and 3/4 c no-sugar-added juice.
It's really delicious (even though I'm sure you don't believe me) and it's 3 huge servings of green vegetables!
If you want to make it even sweeter, add peeled apple slices to the blender.
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