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Collard Greens Smoothie with Superfoods

Collard Greens Superfood Smoothie

Wow, if y’all know me, you know I’m not a smoothie person. But I think I changed my mind for the spring and summer. I’ve wanted to get some superfoods for a long time and have always been taken aback by the prices. They are super expensive, at least some of them, but I figured I’m worth it and finally took the plunge and bought spirulina, maca powder, Lion’s Mane, and chlorella. And this collard greens superfood smoothie is my new favorite food in the world.

The best collard greens smoothie I’ve ever had

This is a personal experiment, and I’m curious to see how it will work for me, so I’ll keep you updated on that. But unless you have specific restrictions or are on specific medication, this smoothie is worth a try because just WOW. It feels like I drank the ocean, the forest, and the sun, haha. Great energy, focus, mental clarity, feeling satisfied and nourished, creative, and awake.

So, if I’m not a smoothie person, how come I’m suddenly interested in smoothies? I’ve been watching a little bit of David Wolfe, and I’m like, “I want to have what he’s having” :))). This guy’s vitality, energy, and radiance made me want to try it, and now I understand where all that energy comes from.

Plus, I want to simplify my life in the kitchen and not compromise on nutrition and taste. So I had this good idea of what I would use, but I was a little nervous about the combination. Firstly, this smoothie made mainly with avocado and collard greens (raw collard greens!) tastes AMAZING. Taste like a treat, a dessert, a mousse, like smooth ice cream. My husband said it was a little bitter, but I didn’t add any sweetener. If you still have that sweet tooth, add a little yacon syrup or even a few drops of stevia. So let’s take it step by step. What’s in it:

Ingredients for the collard greens smoothie in a blender

Ingredients for the collard greens smoothie

Base (fats and greens)

Avocado, raw collard greens (only leaves). Feel free to use other leafy greens: romaine, spinach, kale, and green chard. Of course, taste and texture will change. Collard greens are in the middle when it comes to bitterness, more bitter than spinach but less bitter than kale. I was personally surprised by how refreshing it tasted.

Liquid

Filtered water (I have a Berkey filter), full-fat coconut milk (you can use any alternative milk you want, taste and consistency will slightly differ since the coconut milk in cans are super creamy and thick).

Superfoods

Organic spirulina, organic maca powder, organic Lion’s Mane, cacao nibs. I’ve linked the ones I used below, for cacao nibs, I used some local roasted ones from OAK CLIFF COFFEE ROASTERS in Dallas, but in the past, I’ve used the Navitas brand, which I linked below in case you need a suggestion.

Supplements

Vital Reds (a polyphenol, vitamins, minerals, and probiotic blend, my favorite supplement ever, I’ve been taking it for almost two years almost every day); It has a little stevia in it so that it will add some sweetness.

CBD Oil

You don’t have to, but having a smoothie is a perfect vehicle for it if you use it. I used Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Oil, Extra Strenght, Mint-Chocolate.

Extras: organic blueberries

I used fresh because I had some in the fridge, but I put them in a freezer an hour before. I like when all the ingredients of the smoothie are super cold. Who wants a warm smoothie anyway? You can use frozen too. I only used 1/2 cup for two smoothies, so 1/4 cup per person is acceptable even if you are on a keto diet (not the intensive one, though, then you skip the fruits; Vital reds will add a sweet berry taste).

Fyi, if you use frozen blueberries, especially wild, the purple from the blueberries will be more intense and will add a darker shade to your smoothie. Just in case you think your smoothie is not as green as mine :).

Two glasses with collard greens smoothie

Optional

I didn’t add any of these, but I will in the future, depending on what I feel I need for the day: extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, coconut manna, MCT oil, and fresh mint.

You can also replace coconut milk with hemp or almond milk.

Consistency

I got super creamy for the quantities below, like a mousse or a soft ice cream, and since I’m not too fond of straws, I ate it with a spoon, but you can use a stainless steel, smoothie straw (I think I’ll get myself one anyway). You can adjust your liquid content to suit your preference.

How to make collard greens smoothie

Wash the collard greens, and separate the leaves from the stems (keep stems for later use in another dish). Use only the leaves for the smoothie. Chop them finely and measure two heaping, packed cups (it was one bunch for me).

Add everything to a high-power blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. You can add more water or milk to adjust consistency, I love to eat mine with a spoon.

Add the CBD oil to your glass, before serving (I don’t like to add it in the blender because I don’t want any of it wasted).

Drink this collard greens superfood smoothie fresh

And last but not least important, drink or eat this collard greens superfood smoothie recipe fresh, or at least the same day. There is too much powerful and expensive stuff to let it die before eating it. This stuff is alive, and I think the best way to have it is freshly made.

For another great-tasting superfood smoothie recipe, try the Green Dream, The Plant Paradox Smoothie.

This recipe is part of The Ultimate Lectin-Free Breakfast Guide, Recipe Round-Up; check it out for more tasty and satisfying lectin-free breakfast ideas.

Collard greens superfood smoothie in a glass. The green color looks beautiful

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Collard Greens Superfoods Smoothie

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes

A great-tasting, nutritionally dense, superfood green smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 heaping, packed cups chopped collard greens leaves
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, best if they are frozen or super cold)
  • 4 tbsp cacao nibs (plus more for serving)
  • 2 tbsp maca powder
  • 2 tbsp spirulina
  • 2 tsp Lion’s Mane
  • 2 scoops Vital Reds
  • about 2 cups cold, filtered water (I added gradually until the desired consistency, you can do the same)
  • Optional: 2 servings of CBD Oil (I used Charlotte's Web, Extra Strenght, Mint-Chocolate) or you can add MCT or coconut oil, even extra virgin olive oil.

Instructions

1

Wash the collard greens, separate the leaves from the stems (keep stems for later use in another dish). Use only the leaves for the smoothie. Chop them finely and measure two heaping, packed cups (it was one bunch for me).

2

Add everything to a high-power blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. You can add more water or milk to adjust consistency, I love to eat mine with a spoon.

3

Add the CBD oil to your glass, before serving (I don't like to add it in the blender because I don't want any of it wasted).

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Diane Hamlin
    April 20, 2020 at 10:51 am

    I’m so impressed with your page/website! (Beautiful photos, well-explained info…) I am just embarking on the Gundry Phase 1, and I find your info is more helpful than his book (altho I’m listening to it on audibles, and I bought the Cookbook, so I may not be able to access the info the best.)? I really liked the way you explained what you can have on Phase 1. I’m still struggling a bit with what to eat for breakfast? I heated broccolini in some avocado oil with garlic, and threw in roasted mushrooms and fennel root from previous day, but I had no protein? I liked how you said you don’t use a microwave. And I’m having MAJOR trouble finding any pasture raised chicken at all where I live-I’d have to drive ~ 1 hr. in either direction to get to a whole foods.

    • Reply
      Claudia
      April 20, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Diane, thank you so much for your kind words. I certainly recommend reading the book instead of listening to it. My book is all highlighted and I could not imagine retaining so much information just by listening to it. I only have two meals a day: brakfast is around lunch and dinner, so I find it much easier to not worry about what to eat three times a day. Broccolini and mushrooms both have protein so I wouldn’t worry about that. In general, I don’t worry about protein because chances are, unless we are vegan (and even so you can still have enough protein) there are many sources of protein from nuts, to veggies, to beans (phase 3), eggs, meat and fish. There are many farms all over the country that deliver pasture raised chicken, just get in touch with them, make a bigger order and have your chicken in the freezer. Even if you find it at Whole Foods, buy more and freeze it, this way your trip will be worth it. I hope this helps. xx

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