I try to start each day with a green smoothie, usually with kale, banana, and fruit. Once in a while I use spinach. However, at the end of this summer, my romaine bolted. Meaning that I didn’t keep up with picking it, and it grew extremely tall. Unfortunately, the leaves had become tough and bitter. I couldn’t bear to let all the romaine go to waste, and I figured it couldn’t be too far from the taste of kale, and tried it in a smoothie. Sure enough, it works!
~ handful of romaine leaves
~ 1.5 cups coconut milk (or whatever kind you prefer)
~ 1 banana
~ handful of frozen fruit
~ optional: chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, ginger, etc.
~ optional: sweetener
Wash your romaine thoroughly.
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth!
You can add in a variety of smoothie boosters as well, to add in some extra health benefits.
.Also check out my Kale, Strawberry & Banana Smoothie!
I love green smoothies! It is great that you were able to put the romaine to good use. I have always done spinach or kale so I have to try romaine.
I had my first tea with matcha today, which opened up my eyes to green smoothies and teas!! This looks easy and delicious!
That looks delicious I will definitely give it a try! I usually only do fruit smoothies but I think it’s time to add some greens!
Well, i love to be healthy and I really like this post. Good job making this super natural.
Truth be told, I hate kale so I would MUCH rather put romaine into my smoothie! I didn’t know you “could” do that though so I’m looking forward to trying to now lol
I have always put spinach into a smoothie but never considered putting lettuce in! Thanks or the inspiration!
That looks really healthy. I’ll have to try this sometime. I add a lot of fruits in my smoothies but not nearly enough veggies.
I love smoothies but I have never tried this but one question I have here, can I add chocolate here?
Soooo…I love green smoothies, but I never thought to make it with Romaine. The coconut probably adds a really nice flavor. Think I’ll have to add this version to my weekly routine 🙂
I am a fan of smoothies. But I have never tried this. By the way it looks yummy. I make try to make it.
I love that you didn’t waste your beautiful romaine leaves and found an alternative use for them. Sounds yummy.
I love having smoothies, especially green. I am not sure whether the romaine leaf is available here. Thanks for the recipe.