Clean Green Smoothie Jars

Clean Green Smoothie Jars
Serves 4

This recipe is really more of a technique that can be used for any green smoothie.  Chop all of your ingredients one night and portion out smoothie ingredients for the next few days.  Lemon juice provides an essential bright, tart flavor in green smoothies and it also helps keep fresh fruit like apples and bananas from oxidizing (aka turning brown and ugly).  You can mix up what you put in each jar for a little variety too.

4 bananas, chopped
4 green apples, cored and chopped
2 lemons, juiced
1 small English cucumber, chopped
1 bunch lacinato kale, chopped
4 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 5-ounce bag baby spinach

1. Set out 4 32-ounce size mason jars.  Toss chopped bananas and apples with lemon juice and divide equally among jars.  Fill jars with cucumber, kale, hemp seeds and spinach until full and seal with lid. Store in the fridge.

2. When you go to make a smoothie, empty contents of jar into the blender and add enough water to make it blend.  Pour the smoothie back into mason jar and off you go!