Green Smoothie (Orange, ginger, banana, spinach, lemon, kefir)
A refreshing green smoothie, perfect for breakfast or a midday pick-me-up!
2 oranges, peeled
1 thumb-sized knob of ginger
1 large banana, frozen*
1 handful spinach
1/2 lemon, peeled
1/2 cup plain kefir or yogurt
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
*You can dice your banana the night before and freeze it in a Ziplock bag, you can also freeze multiple bananas at one time, but put them in separate bags so they don't freeze into a huge lump. If you use an unfrozen banana you can add 1/2-1 cup of ice to make it colder.
Dandelion Greens with a Kick
Dandelion greens are one of my favorite bitters! They are not for everyone, but I enjoy their unique flavor. I decided to try them sautéed instead of in a salad and it was a huge hit! Makes good use of those dandelions in the yard or you can usually find dandelion greens at the grocery or Asian market.