Orange Banana Green Smoothie

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The Orange Banana Muffins from yesterday made me crave more of this delicious flavor combination. I figured, what better way than a green smoothie?!

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This week made me pretty lazy when it came to eating and cooking healthy and we didn’t eat as many green foods as I would have liked. A boost of fresh kale and seasonal oranges did the trick to nourish our bodies with much needed vitamins and minerals. Plus, I think the bright flavor of this smoothie worked nicely on our moods as well.

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It did help that last night was a much better night for sleep. Dominik only woke a few times and we were all in bed fairly early. As a night owl, I typically like to stay up until midnight, but last night I was out by ten.

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This smoothie recipe tastes great with the Cara Cara oranges that I used, but any sweet winter citrus will do nicely. Clementines would be amazing in this. If your oranges are slightly sour, a super ripe banana or splash of maple syrup will balance that out.

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Orange Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 large, juicy orange (like Cara Cara or about 4 clementines)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups greens (kale, spinach, or swiss chard)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup ice

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!

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