wild ginger green smoothie - The First Mess
This is my new favourite green smoothie! Sometimes I like a more indulgent, mint chip sorta feel, while other times I’m happy to just have a little bit of fruit whizzed up with coconut water and a handful of whatever greens we have on hand. I usually keep the kale for salads, but I do like it combined with ginger in this vibrant sip. Plus the colour of it is literally glowing with goodness.

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Print the recipe here!
NOTES: Feel free to substitute the frozen pineapple with mango or peaches when they become available! Also, I can imagine a milder green (like baby spinach) would make this taste even better ;)

1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I like this one)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1 small lime)
1/2 cup chopped kale, packed
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 ripe banana, frozen
2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

plant-based vanilla protein powder
greens powder of your choice (I like this one)

In an upright blender, combine the coconut water, non-dairy milk, lime juice, kale, pineapple, banana, and ginger. Blend on high for a full minute, or until totally smooth. Enjoy immediately!

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