Sinclair's Green Smoothie

Sinclair, I just want to say "thanks." Thanks for turning my sister on to your green smoothie. Two years ago she whipped one up for me and I have yet to find another that tops it. 

Add to high-powered blender (like BlendTec or Vita-Mix) and blend at high speed for 1-2 minutes :

1/2 cup raw ALMONDS
1 ORANGE with skin sliced off (leave white pith on)
1 BANANA
Handful of KALE (ribs removed)
1 cup fresh APPLE CIDER
1 scoop of your favorite PROTEIN POWDER (optional)
1/2 cup ICE
1 cup cold WATER

MODIFIED DIET CONSIDERATIONS: This is a tasty smoothie if you are tolerating fructose. If you are on a low-fruit/low-fructose diet you can replace the apple cider with water and, forgo or choose a low-fructose fruit to add or simply sweeten it up with a few drops of liquid stevia.