Recently, I got an email from Katherine of greenthickies.com. She invited me (and you) to take part in a 7-day challenge to replace one or more meals a day for one week with a thick smoothie that she calls "green thickies."
Although I frequently drink smoothies for breakfast, I was intrigued by the idea of this kind of more substantial smoothie that is a complete meal and could easily stand in for any meal, even dinner.
So, this morning I gave it a try. I made a heartier smoothie that uses oats and hemp seeds to make it thick, creamy and super-nutritious.
If you're interested in checking out the challenge, you can find more information here.
If you want to try a tasty and filling smoothie, this is what I did.
I shared this with Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.
Thick Green Smoothie
Makes a blenderful
a large bunch of kale (I used the organic Lacinto kale from Trader Joe's.)
enough fruit juice to blend the kale into a puree
frozen mango chunks
generous sprinkle of shelled hemp seeds
large handful of rolled oats (I used Trader Joe's gluten-free oats.)
Blend kale with fruit juice until kale is pureed.
Add remaining ingredients and blend.
Note: I don't give ingredient amounts, because it is flexible.
Find more tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Recipes.