Sweet Green Smoothie

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Ladies and gentlemen… we made it. We actually made it. Deep inhale… slow exhale… and, onto all things new.

Well, I hope this first few days of the new year have been good to you. I’m sure some of you are definitely over seeing and hearing, “New year, new me!” So, for this month’s recipe, I wanted to offer something that’s been somewhat of a staple recipe for me well before my AIP days, or even paleo days for that matter. With all that 2020 laid on us, I figured we could all use a nice and easy pick-me-up! I decided to spring us into this lovely new year with a yummy, energizing green smoothie. 

Most, if not all, of the items that go in this recipe are produce that you often already have on hand: apple, banana, spinach, OJ. I often drink half and put the rest in a mason jar and straight to the fridge for a nice fruity drink for later in the day, maybe the next morning. I have also added grass-fed collagen as an option to give it even more of a boost!

Let’s make a smoothie toast to us all letting go of any 2020 “toxins” and being reenergized, refreshed and renewed in this brand new year. Happy 2021 everyone!

Sweet Green Smoothie
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Serves: 3 cups
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ banana
  • ½ apple
  • 2-3 heaping handfuls of spinach
  • 2-3 cubes of ice (optional)
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Add a scoop of collagen powder for a bit of extra nutrition.


About Kris King

Kris is a wife and mommy to an amazing toddler boy. By day, she is a high school business teacher; by night, a creative who loves to cook! In 2016, she began chronicling her journey of switching to a paleo diet for fun on Instagram. However, a few years after that, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called myasthenia gravis. Having recently had her first child, life wasn’t slowing down and neither was she. She gained a new sense of hope when she discover the AIP. That, coupled with her determination to bounce back with renewed strength, she officially made the switch to paleo lifestyle, developing recipes to include many that are AIP-friendly. Since then, she’s managed to decrease inflammation significantly, and has discovered the body’s miraculous ability to heal. Find more on Kris here: Fashioned2Inspire, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

1 comment

  • Tracy Long says

    Could you use an orange instead of 1 cup orange juice? I don’t usually keep juice in the house. Thanks!

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