Today was a really fun but busy day. I woke up early to get my kiddos ready for a field trip which wasn’t local, made them breakfast and got out the door as fast as I could, in order to avoid the CRAZY traffic that heads down the I80 to San Francisco… I dislike traffic and I cannot stand being late!
This morning I didn’t have time for coffee or my regular protein packed breakfast, so by lunch time, I had a pounding headache… I had stopped to grab a coffee across the street from where we were meant to be, but once I parked and got out of my car, the coffee somehow ended up all over me before I could get a sip, and unfortunately, the caffeine wasn’t absorbed by my skin… Ha ha…
We got home around 3:30pm and I needed something that would energize me. That’s when I decided to experiment and make myself a green smoothie with ginger. I needed something with a little zest!
Here’s what I put in my Ninja (YES! It was absolutely DELISH!!!)
Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes
Ingredients (Makes 3 8oz Servings)
1 Cup organic rainbow chard
1 Small piece of fresh organic ginger
1 Cup organic pineapple juice
1/2 Fresh organic lemon
1 Organic pear
1 Cup ice
*I did not peel my lemon as I’ve read online about lemon peel being a cancer fighter but you can peel it if you prefer.
Wash your chard and pat dry. Place all of your ingredients in a blender and blend well. My Ninja is pre-set for smoothies, so use your judgement. You can add more ice if you prefer – I felt like 1 cup of ice was sufficient.
My kiddos LOVED this smoothie and it’s great for the digestive tract!