This Thursday I had the grand pleasure of having all four of my wisdom teeth extracted. Many of you out there can commiserate with the pain, odd looks from people who are staring at your enlarged “chipmunk cheeks” and your inability to eat just about everything.
None the less, while the past five days have been trying in their own regard, they have made me much more adventurous in the smoothie realm!
Following an oral surgery such as a wisdom tooth extraction, it’s vital that you don’t allow your inability to chew get in the way of your nutrition. As I discovered, smoothies are an easy, delicious and pain-alleviating way to get the nutrients you need when you are unable to chew or, seriously, even open your mouth.
While I tried several veggie smoothies over the past week, this Spinach + Kale smoothie has by far been my favorite. Check out the simple recipe below:
2 cups spinach
1 cup kale
1 tablespoon peanut butter
3/4 cup milk or almond milk
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use a vegetable-based powder)
1 frozen banana
Blend spinach, kale, peanut butter, milk and protein powder until smooth. Add in banana and blend again.
Enjoy immediately or store in a mason jar for later!