A few weeks ago, a photography student at NYU Tisch embarked on a quest for better nutrition; and an Instagram account, filled with ingenious, nutritious foodie pics has been the vessel. Her Texas roots and New York-infused vision have collided to create one seriously badass Instagram. Lucky for me (and you), I just happen to know this extraordinary young woman.
Abigail, @eatsforabs, is originally from Midland, Texas, and is studying photography at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. One particular smoothie, posted a few days ago, caught my attention; and she has graciously agreed to share her recipe.
According to @eatsforabs, green smoothies have long been her enemy. She couldn’t stand the floating bits of green, and strong bitter taste. But after a few trial runs, and tweaking the ingredients, “she waved her white flag in surrender.”
Here’s the recipe for @eatsforabs‘ Perfect Green Smoothie:
-Half of a lime
-About 1 cup of greens (she used *kale — feel free to add as many greens as you want, 1 cup is just her suggestion)
-About 1 cup of honey dew melon (frozen, if you like your smoothies icy)
-1/2 cup of water (or unsweetened orange juice)
Note: If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add Truvia, honey, or coconut sugar.
-First, juice the lime into your blender; and then cut the lime peel in half and throw that in too. (Citrus peels have a lot of health benefits.)
-Pour the water/juice into the blender, and then add the greens.
-Blend the heck out of this until it’s completely blended. It might take some time, but it’s worth it.
-Break up the banana, and throw it in. Then add your honey dew melon.
-Pour into a glass, and enjoy!
*A note on kale from @eatsforabs: Confused about kale? I don’t blame you. This superfood has been dominating the health-food scene for about a year. But, there are several different varieties so it can get overwhelming: Red Russian.. Premier.. Dinosaur (what?) I stick to this simple rule: If you’re cooking it, go for flat leaf; but if you’re shopping for smoothie or salad supplies, curly is best. Or, if you aren’t ready to jump on the kale bandwagon just yet, opt for spinach.
Don’t forget to check out @eatsforabs on Instagram!
Stay fit…and green, friends!