This smoothie is deeeeeeeelicious! It has so many nutrients with all the collard greens. It can come out a little on the thick side so I would add a bit more milk if you prefer it thinner. My husband slurps these down like no tomorrow. Then with green smoothie on his chin he says, "babe, should I make some more?"
I make this in our handy dandy vitamix but a regular blender would be fine. In the past, I would freeze the bananas with the peel on and have a heck of a time removing the peel right before putting it in the blender. Then someone suggested I peel the bananas before placing them in the freezer. Genius! Also, remove the collards leaves away from center stalk before chopping. Leaving the stalk in will make the smoothie bitter.
This recipe comes from one of my stalkees within the blogosphere, Miss Joy the Baker. She totally cracks me up. I love hearing about her crazy cat. Maybe it is because I have a crazy dog. His name is Yoshi. He likes bananas. He likes to jump on the kitchen table and steal bananas.
Pear and Collard Greens Smoothie
Inspired by Joy the Baker
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cup of cold milk
2 cups of chopped collard greens
1 tbsp honey
Place milk and collard greens in blender and blend until there are no big pieces of collards left. Add honey and pear and blend. Add frozen banana and blend until smooth. Enjoy!