1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
4 cups loosely packed spinach - that's about 2 large handfuls
1 medium avocado - peeled and pitted
2 medium apples - any kind you like, peel on, cored and quartered (if not using a high-powered blender such as a Vitamix, cut into a rough dice)
1 medium banana - cut into chunks and frozen
2 teaspoons honey - or maple syrup plus additional to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger - or 1/4-inch knob of fresh ginger (if not using a high-power blender, mince the ginger first; use less than 1/2 teaspoon if you'd like a more subtle taste. This smoothie has some zip!)
Small handful of ice cubes
Optional additions: chia seeds - flaxseed, protein powder, almond butter or other nut butter of choice
In the order listed, add the almond milk, spinach, avocado, apples, banana, honey, ginger, and ice to a high-powered blender.
Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness and spices as desired. Enjoy immediately.