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
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth!