So you might think because I have a food blog I am super creative and have tons of energy to put into cooking things all. the. time. Silly you.
This is DEFINITELY not the case. Counterintuitive? Maybe. In reality on a daily basis I’m eating leftovers and super easy meals for breakfast, lunch, and then putting a little more effort into dinner. And of course attempting to make some of those meals look pretty so I can share recipes and pictures with you guys on here! Sure, every once in a while I decide I want to get super fancy or try out some recipe that takes me (much) longer than it would normally to cook a meal. Say, for Easter brunch when we have a bunch of people coming over and I’m trying to casually show off some kitchen finesse.
But the majority of the time I’m lazy as sh*t in the kitchen. Throw stuff in a pan/in the microwave, heat it up and boom. Meal. Faceplant. Maybe not face to the actual plate if I’m eating with other people. Maybe.
And thanks to my laziness, this green smoothie was born. Here are the players…
We’ve all heard all the amazing benefits of drinking green juices/smoothies, they have so many vitamins and minerals, make your skin glow…yadda yadda yadda. You get it. But really, who has time (or wants to make time) every morning to measure out your different greens, vegetables, green apple, etc.? Honestly, I’m no good at making juices or green smoothies on my own. They always taste somehow dirty or just way too green for me. And the store bought smoothies have so much sugar in them I’ll be bouncing off the walls for hours before I crash hardcore in a sugar coma.
So here’s your shortcut green smoothie. 1) buy green juice from the store. 2) throw in the blender with some bananas, avocados, maybe some coconut milk. 3) Blend. 4) Pretend like you just spent an hour measuring out all those veggies and other stuff while enjoying said smoothie that doesn’t taste like you’re drinking a garden. 5) Feel awesome.
- ½ bottle (8 oz) green juice - I like Evolution brand sweet greens & lemon or sweet greens & ginger
- 1 banana*
- ½ avocado, pit and peel removed
- A handful or two of ice
- optional: a few Tbsp of coconut milk, for added creaminess
- Peel and break up the banana into large chunks, then throw it in the blender with the rest of your ingredients. Secure the lid tight and blend that baby up. Add a few Tbsp of coconut milk for extra creaminess, if you like!
- Relish in the fact that you just made the laziest and most delicious green smoothie. #winning.